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|Title: ||The accuracy of the Lactate Pro hand-held analyser to determine blood lactate in healthy dogs|
|Authors: ||Tas, O.|
De rooster, H.
|Issue Date: ||2008|
|Publisher: ||BLACKWELL PUBLISHING|
|Citation: ||JOURNAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE, 49(10). p. 504-508|
|Abstract: ||OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of the Lactate Pro hand-held analyser in measuring blood lactate levels. METHODS: Blood was drawn from 15 healthy dogs into five tubes containing Na-EDTA. Lactate was measured immediately using the Lactate Pro analyser and a laboratory reference method. Further samples were analysed 120, 240, 480 and 1440 minutes later to artificially increase the lactate levels. Lactate was measured in blood samples of 60 healthy dogs using the Lactate Pro analyser to determine the reference interval of lactate concentration in normal dogs. RESULTS: The correlation between the lactate concentration measured with the Lactate Pro analyser and the reference method was high. Lactate levels were lower when measured with the handheld analyser than with the traditional laboratory determination. The reference interval for blood lactate concentrations in healthy dogs established by the Lactate Pro analyser was from the detection limit (0.8 mmol/l) up to 3.3 mmol/l. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: The Lactate Pro analyser provides quick and reliable measurements of blood lactate in dogs with blood lactate levels up to 10 mmol/l. Because of its small sample size, this analyser will be particularly appropriate for use in small animal intensive care.|
|Notes: ||[Tas, O.; De Rooster, H.; Baert, E.; Doom, M. H.] Univ Ghent, Dept Med & Clin Biol Small Anim, B-9820 Merelbeke, Belgium. [Duchateau, L.] Univ Ghent, Fac Vet Med, Dept Physiol & Biometr, B-9820 Merelbeke, Belgium.|
|ISI #: ||000260386300003|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Validation: ||ecoom, 2010|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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