Correlation between the haemocytometer and others routine techniques for platelet counting of dogs attended at Veterinary Hospital of Universidade Estadual de Londrina (V.H.-UEL)

Patrícia Fernandes Nunes da Silva, Mara Regina Stipp Balarin, Helem Paula Maruchi, Karina Keller Marques da Costa Flaiban, Ludmila Rodrigues Moroz

Abstract


Platelets counts were performed in 30 dogs for diagnostic investigation. For each dog, platelets counts were obtained using a manual haemocytometer and compared with counts obtained by estimation from a blood smear and a MS4® analyzer. None of the two methods gave high correlation with the count obtained by a Neubauer chamber. The analyzer gave the highest correlation.


Keywords


Platelet counting; Dogs; Haemocytometer.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2007v28n4p659

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
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