Effects of standard anticoagulants and storage procedures on plasma glucose values in seals.

Abstract

Standard methods for the preservation of vertebrate blood samples for glucose analysis include collecting and storing the blood in evacuated tubes containing sodium fluoride (glycolytic inhibitor) and potassium oxalate (anticoagulant). We found that blood collected from 5 seals by venipuncture and transferred into these tubes had a significantly (P less… (More)

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