2005 Volume 14 Issue 2 Pages 43-49
The purpose of this study was to obtain a proper reference range of values of blood chemistry tests measured with an animal dry-chemistry multianalyzer,‘Fuji-DRI-CHEM 7000V (FDC)’, using rabbits as subjects. Blood specimens from 110 healthy domestic rabbits were tested with the FDC and another kind of multianalyzer which uses solution-type samples, and the results were compared. Roughly, there was a high correlation between the values measured by the two methods, but the values of calcium and albumin (ALB) were quite different. The ALB values measured by the FDC were markedly higher than the other data obtained by various kinds of different devices, so we calculated a revised value of ALB which had been measured by the FDC, using electrophoresis-Reliability of this study is considered to be high because the population, the number of rabbits, was large enough, and there was no bias of age, sex, weight or breed.