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Table 3 ROTEM analyses in feline blood samples without dilution (baseline), and samples diluted 1:6 with RA or HES

From: In vitro effects of 6 % hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.42 solution on feline whole blood coagulation measured by rotational thromboelastometry

Assay Variable Baseline RA HES
ex-tem® CT (s) 52 (40–73) 48* (31–65) 52 (31–99)
CFT (s) 57 (44–77) 65* (44–123) ↑81 (61–146)
MCF (mm) 68 (60–74) 64* (53–71) 64* (56–69)
alpha (°) 78 (75–81) 76* (67–81) 74 (63–77)
in-tem® CT (s) 165 (131–246) 203* (153–303) 202* (154–282)
CFT (s) 54 (35–97) 67* (46–141) 73 (50–190)
MCF (mm) 68 (50–72) 62* (47–68) 60 (42–67)
alpha (°) 79 (72–83) 77* (63–80) 76* (66–80)
fib-tem® CT (s) 53 (37–62) 49 (30–65) 60§ (31–93)
MCF (mm) 15 (4–23) 9* (3–16) 8 (2–14)
alpha (°) 66 (54–77) 63 (47–75) 53 (43–62)
  1. Values are expressed as median (range). * denotes a significant difference (P < 0.05) between baseline and diluted samples; § denotes a significant difference (P < 0.05) between samples diluted with HES and RA; ↑ denotes post-dilution median values above the established reference interval