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Pleural fluid: cell count and differential

Contributor(s): Annalisa Barrelet, Prof Bernard Feldman

Overview

  • Diagnosis and characterization of conditions causing alterations in pleural fluid   Pleural fluid: overview  .

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Automated cell count as for blood samples.
  • Cell counting chamber method.
  • Microhematocrit can give field estimate of cell count   Pleural fluid: sample 02  .
  • Method for preparation of smears for differential depends on cell count   Pleural fluid: cytology  .

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Mair T S & Sweeney C R (1992) Investigation of pleural effusions in the horse. Equine Vet Educ (2), 80-74.
  • Wagner & Bennett  (1982) Analysis of equine thoracic fluid. Vet Clin Pathol 11 (1), 13-17.

Other sources of information

  • DeHeer H L, Parry B W & Grindem C B (2002) Pleural Fluid. In: Diagnostic Cytology and Haematology of the Horse. 2nd edn. Eds: Cowell R L & Tyler R D. Mosby, USA. ISBN: 0323013171. pp 107-126.


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