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Table 1 Results of the cerebrospinal fluid analysis from EDTA and plain plastic tubes

From: Collection of cerebrospinal fluid into EDTA versus plain tubes does not affect the standard analysis in dogs

Dog ID TNC count RBC count Semi-quantitative protein concentration
EDTA Plain EDTA Plain EDTA Plain
1 3 1 118 20 Trace Trace
2 1 1 0 1 Trace Trace
3 2 1 257 19 Trace Trace
4 7 4 8 8 2+ 2+
5 4 1 3 0 1+ 1+
6 37 35 3 1 1+ 1+
7 1 1 1 0 Trace Trace
8 0 0 0 1 Negative Negative
9 1765 1758 135 103 2+ 2+
10 2 0 6 35 1+ 1+
11 2 2 94 22 Trace Trace
12 14 11 3 1 1+ 1+
13 1 2 0 2 Trace Trace
14 0 1 4 17 Trace Trace
15 2 3 0 0 Trace Trace
16 0 1 5 0 Trace Trace
17 32 25 11 6 Trace Trace
18 2 2 3 0 1+ 1+
19 3 2 0 0 Trace Trace
20 0 1 3 0 Trace Trace
21 79 65 141 15 1+ 1+
22 1 0 3 2 Trace Trace
23 1 1 3 2 Trace Trace
24 1 2 0 0 Trace Trace
25 0 1 1 0 Trace Trace
26 15 16 3 0 Trace Trace
27 1 2 0 0 Trace Trace
28 8 7 0 0 Trace Trace
29 0 0 10 2 Trace Trace
30 15 12 1 3 Trace Trace
31 2 0 0 0 Trace Trace
32 3 7 4 1 Trace Trace
  1. The semi-quantitatively measured protein concentration was categorized as negative (0 mg/dL), trace (< 30 mg/dL), 1+ (30–100 mg/dL), 2+ (100–300 mg/dL), 3+ (300–2000 mg/dL) or 4+ (> 2000 mg/dL)
  2. EDTA ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, RBC red blood cells, TNC total nucleated cells