Sysmex Journal International
Experimental Blood Cell Counting on Several Kinds of Animals with an Automated Hematology Analyzer
Junichi SHIRAISHI, Hideaki MATSUMOTO, and Hideki HIRAYAMA
Technology Development Div., Sysmex Corporation
We undertook the blood cell counting on blood from 15 kinds of animals including laboratory animals, such as rat, mouse and rabbit, and using the human blood measurement conditions of an automated hematology analyzer. We found the analyzer can count the numbers of leukocytes, erythrocytes, and platelets of the various animals except for the platelets of goats and sheep. Since some of the erythrocytes overlapped the cell size distribution of platelets, the numbers of platelets of goat and sheep could not be counted.
The cell size distribution curve of the leukocytes of dog, cat, ferret, hamster, and cheetah showed the single peak distribution curve, and other animals showed a double peak.
A hematocrit ratio ( PCV/HCT ) of the centrifugal hematocrit value ( PCV ) to HCT value in the human blood measurement conditions of automated hematology analyzer was 0.65 of minimum in the goat and 1.08 of maximum in the elephant.
Blood Cell Counting, Exotic Animals, Industrial Animals, Laboratory Animals, Wild Animals
This article is translated and republished from Sysmex Journal Vol.29: 46-53, 2006.