Author : Maccari, D.

Use of a LaserCyte® for the complete blood count in dogs with oncohematological disorders

A. Gavazza; G. Lubas; D. Maccari; M. Bizzeti; B. Gugliucci; M. Giorgi

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2013, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 1-7
DOI: 10.33899/ijvs.2013.82860

The reliability of complete blood counts (CBC) obtained by LaserCyte® were evaluated in 41 dogs affected by malignant lymphoma (29 cases), leukemia (8 cases) and miscellaneous blood disorders (4 cases). A total of 89 CBCs were performed. Different degrees of anemia, leukocytosis, leucopenia and thrombocytopenia or thrombocytosis were detected. Results provided from LaserCyte® were compared with those from HeCo VET C® impedance cell counter, manual leukocyte differential counts and reticulocyte counts by the regression coefficient (r). The LaserCyte® cell counter provides reliable results for diagnosing and monitoring onco-hematological disorders, in part due to the provision of alarm codes that indicate when a review of the stained blood smear is necessary. The only unreliable CBC parameter was eosinophil count.