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patients immediately upon collection. Data on the storage of caprine whole blood is limited, so blood that is collected but not utilized cannot reliably be saved for later use. Establishing the storage life of caprine whole blood would enhance guidance for

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solutions for the storage of canine RBCs is relatively new in veterinary medicine. In general, guidelines for transfusion and storage of canine blood components have been adapted from human transfusion medicine 5 but have not been as thoroughly validated as

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factors that could affect UPC determination is required. To our knowledge, the effect of storage of canine urine specimens on UPC measurement has been examined in only 1 study. 11 Results of that study indicated that UPC increased after storage for 12

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Polysaccharide storage myopathy was first described in 1992 in 9 QH-related breeds that had a history of chronic exertional rhabdomyolysis. 1 Histologic evaluation of frozen sections of skeletal muscle from affected horses revealed

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Blood samples for biochemical analysis may be collected from animals at remote sites, and delays may occur from collection to analysis. 1 The duration of storage and storage conditions for the blood samples during this period may affect their

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several weeks' duration. Other clinical signs were absent. A diagnosis of iron storage disease, which is common for this species, was suspected on the basis of the experience of both the veterinarian and the owner, an experienced hornbill keeper, of the

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samples from dogs, factors contributing to artifactual increases in in vitro potassium concentration include a high platelet count, 4 blood sample storage of several hours’ duration prior to analysis, 4 and hemolysis if the dog was of a breed with a high

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pipette into thirty 5-mL storage tubes. f Tubes were placed in brown, light-protective, ziplock bags and stored in a warm environment (37°C [98.6°F]), at room temperature (25° to 27°C [77° to 80.6°F]), in a refrigerator (8°C [46.4°F]), or in a freezer

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, requests for testing of stored samples are also often declined, which is inconvenient for patients, pet owners, and clinicians. Information regarding the effects of sample storage conditions could help guide optimal preanalytical handling of samples

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Polysaccharide storage myopathy was first described as a cause of chronic exertional rhabdomyolysis in Quarter Horses and related breeds when inclusions that stained positively with PAS stain were identified in muscle biopsy specimens. 1

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