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Disadvantages of a automated analyzer

Increased hazards, physical, electric, chemical

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Two techniques.

Electrical impedance counting, light scatter cell counting

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How does electrical impedance work?

Cells are distributed in the solution, cells pass through an opening and interrupt the signal causing a pulse which counts the cell

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How does light scatter method work?

A laser beam hits each cell causing the light to scatter and counts the cell based off scatter type

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What do three part differentials look at?

Shrinks cytoplasm, monocytes and granulocytes

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What does a five part differential look at?

Neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils

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Advantages of chemistry analyzers.

Easy to use, no handling reagents, smaller samples required.

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Disadvantages of chemistry analyzers

Expense, maintenance required, reagents take up spaces in fridge and need to be warmed

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Main use for rbc indices

Evaluating anemia, dogs most applicable, looks at cell size and hemoglobin concentration

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Three tests needed for rbc indices.

Hemoglobin, hematocrit, rbc count

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Mcv

Mean cell volume- how big (size)

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Mch

Mean cell hemoglobin - average weight of hgb

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Mchc

Mean cell hemoglobin concentration- concentrationn relation to cell size

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Normal Mcv vaules

60-77 dogs , 39-55 cats (fl)

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Normal Mchc values?

Dog 32-36 g/Dl, cat 30-36 g/Dl

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Normal mch values

Dog 19.5-24.5 pg, cats 12.5-17.5 pg

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Advantages of automated analyzer

Marked reduction in time, accuracy better