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Table 1 Complete blood count results of a female dog infected with Hepatozoon canis at the time of first presentation (day 0), 62 days post-partum and 112 days post-partum

From: First evidence of vertical Hepatozoon canis transmission in dogs in Europe

Parameter Reference intervalsa Day 0 Reference intervalsb Day 61 post-partum Day 112 post-partum
RBC 5.5–8.5 × 1012/l 5.9 5.5–8.5 × 1012/l 7.24 7.06
HGB 150–200 g/l 133 150–190 g/l 162 164
HCT 0.44–0.57 l/l 0.36 0.44–0.52 l/l 0.45 0.49
MCV 60.0–77.0 fl 61.0 60.0–77.0 fl 63.0
MCH 17.0–26.0 pg 22.6 17.0–26.0 pg 22.0
MCHC 31.0–38.0 g/dl 37.0 31.0–38.0 g/dl 36.0
RET  < 110.0/nl 58.6 205.4
CHr  > 20.1 pg 23.5 27.2
WBC 6.0–12.0 × 109/l 13.3 6.0–12.0 × 109/l 14.4 10.7
Segc 3.0–9.0 × 109/l 9.5 5.4
Lymphc 1.0–3.6 × 109/l 3.7 3.9
Monoc 0.04–0.5 × 109/l 0.4 0.5
Eoc 0.04–0.6 × 109/l 0.7 1.0
Basoc  < 0.04 × 109/l 0.0 0.0
Bandsc  < 0.5 × 109/l 0.0 0.0
PLT 200–460 × 109/l 437 150–500 × 109/l 201 157
Hypochrc Neg Neg Neg
Anisoc Neg Neg Neg
Hepatozoon gamontsd 0% 4% 0% 2% 8%
Hepatozoon spp. PCR Negative Positive (ct 30.3) Positive
(ct 30.8)
Positive
(ct 31.8)
  1. Bold values demonstrate parameters out of the diagnostic thresholds
  2. RBC red blood cells; HGB haemoglobin; HCT haematocrit; RET reticulocytes; CHr reticulocyte haemoglobin content; WBC white blood cells; Seg segmented neutrophilic granulocytes; Lymph lymphocytes; Mono monocytes; Eo eosinophilic granulocytes; Baso basophilic granulocytes; Bands banded neutrophilic granulocytes; PLT platelets; Hypochrom hypochromasia; Aniso anisocytosis
  3. aIn-house laboratory of the veterinarian (Vet abc Plus+, scil VET, Germany)
  4. bLaboklin GmbH & Co. KG. (ADVIA 2120i, Siemens Healthineers, Germany)
  5. cManual differential count (Laboklin GmbH & Co. KG.)
  6. dManual count out of buffy-coat smear (Laboklin GmbH & Co. KG.)