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Table 2 The differences in various variables between the groups with or without uNGAL monomer present in the urine samples

From: Identification of urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin molecular forms and their association with different urinary diseases in cats

Parameter uNGAL Monomer (−) 52.2% (83/159)   uNGAL Monomer (+)
47.8% (76/159)
  p
uNGAL (ng/ml) 0.5 (0.0.3–1.3) n = 80 0.9 (0.5–2.9) n = 74 0.006
UNCR (10−6) 0.4 (0.2–1.9) n = 80 1.3 (0.5–4.8) n = 74 < 0.001
Seg. (10^9/L) 6.1 (3.8–9.2) n = 72 12.8 (6.8–20.8) n = 75 < 0.001
BUN (mmol/L) 9.6 (7.5–16.4) n = 81 18.92 (8.9–47.5) n = 76 < 0.001
Creatinine (umol/L) 168 (132.6–282.9) n = 83 327.1 (132.6–663.2) n = 76 0.002
Phosphorus (mmol/L) 1.4 (1.2–2) n = 56 1.9 (1.5–3.8) n = 65 < 0.001
urine pH 6.2 (5.8–6.5) n = 83 5.9 (5.5–6.3) n = 76 < 0.001
UPC 0.1 (0–0.45) n = 30 0.7 (0.4–1.9) n = 29 < 0.001
uRBC (/HPF) 0 (0–21) n = 83 2.5 (0–58) n = 76 0.127
uWBC (/HPF) 0 (0–8) n = 83 1 (0–9) n = 76 0.240
  1. uNGAL Urinary NGAL, UNCR Urinary NGAL-to-creatinine ratio, WBC White blood cells, Seg. Segmented neutrophil, BUN Blood urea nitrogen, UPC Urinary protein-to-creatinine ratio, UWBC Urine white blood cells, URBC Urine red blood cell, HPF High power field
  2. Data are medians (IQR) and compared by the Mann-Whitney U-test (p < 0.05 indicates significant difference)