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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the glucose concentrations analyzed in coccygeal and capillary blood using three different hand-held devices as well as in plasma analyzed at the laboratory (reference)

From: Glucose concentration in capillary blood of dairy cows obtained by a minimally invasive lancet technique and determined with three different hand-held devices

Parameter Plasmaa Capillary blood Coccygeal blood
  Laboratory FSPb GLXc WGCd FSP GLX WGC
Number of samples (n) 240 240 240 240 240 240 240
Mean (mg/dL) 58.17 39.56 46.96 78.99 53.28 48.18 82.86
SD (mg/dL) 10.48 11.65 10.75 16.69 12.33 10.48 17.59
Median (mg/dL) 58.00 38.00 46.00 79.00 53.00 49.00 83.00
Interquartile range (mg/dL) 12.50 18.00 16.00 26.00 16.00 13.00 26.00
  1. aobtained from coccygeal blood (reference)
  2. bFSP: FreeStyle Precision, (Abbott GmbH & Co. KG, Wiesbaden, Germany)
  3. cGLX: GlucoMen LX Plus (A. Menarini GmbH, Vienna Austria)
  4. dWGC: WellionVet GLUCO CALEA (MED TRUST Handelsges.m.b.H., Marz, Austria)