Comparison between manual and automated total nucleated cell counts using the ADVIA 120 for pleural and peritoneal fluid samples from dogs, cats, horses, and alpacas.

TitleComparison between manual and automated total nucleated cell counts using the ADVIA 120 for pleural and peritoneal fluid samples from dogs, cats, horses, and alpacas.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsGorman EM, Villarroel A, Tornquist SJ, Flachsbart J, Warden A, Boeder L
JournalVeterinary clinical pathology / American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Volume38
Issue3
Pagination388-91
Date Published2009 Sep
ISSN0275-6382
KeywordsAnimals, Ascitic Fluid, Automation, Camelids, New World, Cats, Cell Count, Dogs, Flow Cytometry, Horses, Pleural Effusion, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity
Abstract

Analysis of body fluids includes an estimate of total nucleated cell count (TNCC). Automated methods may enhance the accuracy and timeliness of TNCC results. Objective: The purpose of this report was to assess the ability of the ADVIA 120 hematology analyzer to accurately count nucleated cells in pleural and peritoneal fluids from animals, compared with manual counts.

Alternate JournalVet Clin Pathol