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Table 5 Reference ranges for reticulated platelets (r-PLT) in healthy dogs independent of the breed as well as in Beagles and non-Beagles using the Sysmex XT-2000iV

From: Optimized gating and reference ranges of reticulated platelets in dogs for the Sysmex XT-2000iV

Variable All dogs (n = 193) Beagles (n = 153) Non-Beagles (n = 40)
  2.5th Percentile (90 % CI) 97.5th Percentile (90 % CI) Method 2.5th Percentile (90 % CI) 97.5th Percentile (90 % CI) Method 2.5th Percentile (90 % CI) 97.5th Percentile (90 % CI) Method
r-PLT “Gelain-gate”(%) 0.2 (0.1–0.3) 3.7 (2.7–6.9) Nonparametric 0.2 (0.1–0.3) 2.4 (2.1–4.5) Nonparametric 0.2 (0.1–0.3) 6.8 (4.8–9.3) Robust, Box-Cox-Transformation
r-PLT “Pankraz-gate”(%) 0.0 (0.0–0.0) 1.2 (1.0–2.2) Nonparametric 0.0 (0.0–0.0) 1.0 (0.7–1.3) Nonparametric 0.0 (0.0–0.0) 2.2 (1.6–2.8) Robust, Box-Cox-Transformation
r-PLT “Oellers-gate”(%) 0.2 (0.1–0.3) 3.9 (2.8–7.0) Nonparametric 0.2 (0.1–0.3) 2.4 (2.1–4.5) Nonparametric 0.2 (0.1–0.3) 7.1 (5.0–9.7) Robust, Box-Cox-Transformation
r-PLT “Gelain-gate”(× 109/L) 0.4 (0.3–0.6) 5.7 (4.9–8.7) Nonparametric 0.4 (0.3–0.5) 4.2 (3.7–6.5) Nonparametric 0.3 (0.1–0.4) 6.4 (5.0–8.0) Robust, Box-Cox-Transformation
r-PLT “Pankraz-gate”(× 109/L) 0.1 (0.0–0.1) 2.1 (1.8–2.9) Nonparametric 0.1 (0.0–0.1) 1.7 (1.4–2.2) Nonparametric 0.0 (0.0–0.1) 3.2 (2.7–3.2) Nonparametric
r-PLT “Oellers-gate”(× 109/L) 0.4 (0.3–0.6) 5.6 (4.9–8.7) Nonparametric 0.4 (0.3–0.5) 4.2 (3.6–6.4) Nonparametric 0.5 (0.3–0.7) 10.0 (7.5–12.6) Robust, Box-Cox-Transformation
  1. Abbreviations: CI confidence interval, for remainder abbreviations: see Table 4