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dc.contributor.authorCollicutt, Nancy Brown
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T04:30:10Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T04:30:10Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.othercollicutt_nancy_b_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/collicutt_nancy_b_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30359
dc.description.abstractThe objective was to investigate the effect of storage parameters on serum glucose in blood samples from four species. Blood specimens were divided into 7 no-additive tubes and serum separated from one sample after one hour (reference sample). Remaining samples were stored at 4°C and 25°C, then centrifuged and serum glucose measured at 2, 4, and 8 hours post-collection. Serum glucose declines for all samples stored at 4°C were not significantly different, except for the 8 hour samples from sturgeon and dogs. At 25°C, serum glucose was comparable to reference values at 2 hours in the horse, sturgeon, and alpaca, but significantly lower at 4 and 8 hours in those species and at all time points in dogs. Storage at 4°C limits serum glucose decline for at least 4 hours in all species tested. At 25°C, serum-clot contact time should not exceed 1 hour in dogs and 2 hours in horses, alpacas, and sturgeon.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectmetabolism
dc.subjectpre-analytical
dc.subjecterythrocytes
dc.subjectartifact
dc.subjecthypoglycemia
dc.titleThe effect of delayed serum separation and storage temperature on the rate of serum glucose concentration decline in alpacas, horses, dogs, and sturgeon
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentVeterinary and Biomedical Sciences
dc.description.majorVeterinary Pathology
dc.description.advisorBridget Garner
dc.description.committeeBridget Garner
dc.description.committeeKelsey Hart
dc.description.committeeMelinda Camus


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