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16 December 2021 COMPARISON OF THREE ANALYZERS FOR ASSESSING COMPLETE BLOOD COUNTS IN NONHUMAN PRIMATES
David E. Hannon, Matthew C. Allender
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Diagnostic hematology can prove challenging to the exotic animal practitioner presented with a nonhuman primate patient. Few point-of-care automated cell counters are calibrated for primate samples. Twenty-one samples from 17 nonhuman primates presented to an exotic animal practice were analyzed. Samples were run on both canine and feline settings on each of two veterinary point-of-care analyzers: one that assays by impedance technology, and one that assays by laser flow cytometry. Samples were also sent to a reference laboratory to be assayed on an analyzer that performs simultaneous impedance and laser measurements of blood cells and has been calibrated for use in nonhuman primates. Fourteen analytes were assessed for each sample on each machine. Manual hematocrits and total white blood cell counts were also performed on 16 of the samples. Statistical analysis indicated some variance between individual parameters, but overall correlation was acceptable.

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David E. Hannon and Matthew C. Allender "COMPARISON OF THREE ANALYZERS FOR ASSESSING COMPLETE BLOOD COUNTS IN NONHUMAN PRIMATES," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 52(4), 1247-1256, (16 December 2021). https://doi.org/10.1638/2020-0184
Accepted: 20 August 2021; Published: 16 December 2021
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