Platelet measurements in rat, dog and mouse blood samples using the Sysmex XT-2000iV

@article{Mathers2012PlateletMI,
  title={Platelet measurements in rat, dog and mouse blood samples using the Sysmex XT-2000iV},
  author={Rachel A Mathers and Gareth J O Evans and John Bleby},
  journal={Comparative Clinical Pathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={815-821}
}
In this study, blood platelet measurements were evaluated for three laboratory species—rat, dog and mouse—using the Sysmex XT-2000iV haematology analyser, which offers two alternative methods for counting platelets—electrical impedance and a combination of light scattering and fluorescence. The analytical performance was satisfactory in terms of imprecision, carry-over between samples and linearity. The rat platelet counts were stable for at least 24 h at 4 °C, but not at room temperature… CONTINUE READING