Journal article

Effect of hematocrit on accuracy of two point-of-care glucometers for use in dogs

Amanda EH Paul, Robert E Shiel, Florence Juvet, Carmel T Mooney, Caroline S Mansfield

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY RESEARCH | AMER VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of Hct on blood glucose readings of dogs obtained by use of 2 point-of-care (POC) blood glucometers and a laboratory analyzer. ANIMALS: 184 dogs, including 139 Greyhounds. PROCEDURES: Venous blood samples collected from 184 dogs with a range of Hcts (measured in EDTA-anticoagulated blood) were immediately analyzed with a handheld glucometer specifically developed for veterinary use and a glucometer developed for use in humans. The remainder of each blood sample was placed in fluoride oxalate tubes, and plasma glucose concentration was measured with a laboratory analyzer. Agreement between results for the POC glucometers and laboratory analyzer and effect of..

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