Introduction In human sports medicine there is great interest in - ,A * , . ~ , Materials and Methods mtensively the d;y bcfore blood the determination of plasma ammonia for evaluation of the adaptation to exercise and of the performance * . ^ capacity of athlets (1 --5). The same has been true for horses for several years (6 -- 9). However, studies of All of the trials used blood from clinically healthy, mature (5 --10 years old) saddle-bred horses, which were not exercised the effect of equine blood specimen handling proceM ^ ^ dures on the ammonia concentration are scarce (10), although they are necessary for defining the conditions for the use of plasma ammonia determinations in blood samples collected from horses under field conditions. From work done on human blood samples it is known that handling procedures affect the ammonia values (11, 12). However, data gained for human blood samples may not be valid for horses due j·«· j j t- ^ -r · to species differences, as demonstrated by Ogilvie et al. (10) for cats and horses. Therefore, in this study the effect of Storage time of equine EDTA Whole , , ." .
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine – de Gruyter
Published: Jan 1, 1993
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