There are numerous studies that certify the validity of portable blood lactate analysers in humans and different animals, but this is the first time that the validity of pocket analyzers in cats has been evaluated. The authors compared several hand-held analysers like the Lactate Pro and the Lactate Scout with a laboratory analyser, showing a good agreement.
This article was written by Acierno et al. with the title “Measuring statistical agreement between four point of care (POC) lactate meters and a laboratory blood analyzer in cats”.
The authors compared the results obtained with four hand-held blood lactate analysers (including the Lactate Pro, which has been discontinued and replaced by the new version Lactate Pro 2 and Lactate Scout) with a laboratory blood lactate analyser, and the portable analysers showed a good agreement.
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