EVALUATION OF UREA AND ALBUMIN AS ENDOGENOUS MARKERS OF DILUTION OF EQUINE BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE FLUID

Bruce McGorum, Padraic Dixon, R E W Halliwell, P Irving

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The urea and albumen dilution techniques for standardising the variable concentrations of pulmonary epithelial lining fluid (PELF) in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) samples were evaluated in horses. Both techniques proved satisfactory and were of equal accuracy. Albumen adjusted BALF cell counts were significantly higher than PELF cell counts. BALF from normal horses contained, on average, 0.4 per cent PELF (range 0.1 to 1.0 per cent), as determined by the urea dilution technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-56
Number of pages5
JournalResearch in Veterinary Science
Volume55
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1993

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