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Table 3 The differences in various variables between the group with or without NGAL dimer present in the urine

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

Parameter uNGAL Dimer (−)
72.3% (115/159)
  uNGAL Dimer (+)
27.7% (44/159)
  p
uNGAL (ng/ml) 0.6 (0.3–1.2) n = 111 2.3 (0.6–47.5) n = 43 < 0.001
UNCR (10−6) 0.6 (0.2–1.9) n = 111 3.4 (0.5–53.7) n = 43 < 0.001
Seg. (10^9/L) 7.3 (4.3–14.3) n = 106 11.1 (6.9–18.5) n = 41 0.010
BUN (mg/dL) 33 (21–74) n = 114 34 (21–78) n = 43 0.937
Creatinine (mg/dL) 2.6 (1.5–5.6) n = 115 2.2 (1.2–4.5) n = 44 0.124
Phosphorus (mg/dL) 5.0 (4.2–8.9) n = 86 5.1 (4.2–10) n = 35 0.975
urine pH 6 (5.6–6.4) n = 115 6.1 (5.7–6.4) n = 44 0.543
UPC 0.3 (0.1–0.9) n = 47 0.5 (0.1–1.7) n = 12 0.491
URBC (/HPF) 0 (0–20) n = 115 13 (0–60) n = 44 < 0.001
UWBC (/HPF) 0 (0–2) n = 115 14 (2–60) n = 44 < 0.001
  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