Reliability of the i-STAT for the determination of blood electrolyte (K+, Na+, and CI) concentrations in cattle

Published on: 11/28/2016
Author/s : E. Yildirim 1, T. Karapinar 1, and A. Hayirli 2. / 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey; 2 Department of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Disorders, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey.

Introduction Evaluation of serum or plasma electrolytes is important part of the blood chemistry profile in cattle. Potassium (K+) and sodium (Na+) are the major intracellular and extracellular cations, respectively.1 Chloride (Cl) is the major anion in extracellular fluid.1,2 Changes in serum/plasma chloride concentration are generally parallel to those of sodium.     ...

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Ruchi Malhotra Ruchi Malhotra
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November 28, 2016

Sir, I am interested in determination of blood electrolyte (K+, Na+, Cl) concentrations in cattle. Can you please suggest other methods for their determination in blood?

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