Effects of syringe type and storage temperature on results of blood gas analysis in arterial blood of horses.

@article{Picandet2007EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of syringe type and storage temperature on results of blood gas analysis in arterial blood of horses.},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Picandet and Stephanie Jeanneret and Jean-Pierre Lavoie},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={476-81}
}
BACKGROUND Results of arterial blood gas analysis can be biased by pre-analytical factors, such as time to analysis, syringe type, and temperature during storage. However, the acceptable delay between time of collection and analysis for equine arterial blood gas remains unknown. HYPOTHESIS Dedicated plastic syringes provide better stability of arterial blood gases than multipurpose plastic syringes. ANIMALS Eight mares, 1 stallion, and 1 gelding, ages 3 to 10 years old. METHODS Arterial… CONTINUE READING