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Evaluation of a new portable glucose meter designed for the use in cats


Zini, E; Moretti, S; Tschuor, F; Reusch, C E (2009). Evaluation of a new portable glucose meter designed for the use in cats. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 151(9):448-451.

Abstract

Portable blood glucose meters (PBGMs) are useful in the management of diabetes mellitus in cats. In the present study we compared the performance of two PBGMs: the AlphaTRAK (Abbott Animal Health, Maidenhead, England) specifically developed for dogs and cats, and the Ascensia ELITE (Bayer HealthCare, Zurich, Switzerland) developed for humans. Quality parameters, including precision and accuracy, were better for the AlphaTRAK meter compared to Ascensia ELITE. While the AlphaTRAK meter results did not differ from the reference method, results from the Ascensia ELITE were significantly (P<0.001) lower. The superior performance of the AlphaTRAK meter supports its use to monitor blood glucose levels in cats.

Abstract

Portable blood glucose meters (PBGMs) are useful in the management of diabetes mellitus in cats. In the present study we compared the performance of two PBGMs: the AlphaTRAK (Abbott Animal Health, Maidenhead, England) specifically developed for dogs and cats, and the Ascensia ELITE (Bayer HealthCare, Zurich, Switzerland) developed for humans. Quality parameters, including precision and accuracy, were better for the AlphaTRAK meter compared to Ascensia ELITE. While the AlphaTRAK meter results did not differ from the reference method, results from the Ascensia ELITE were significantly (P<0.001) lower. The superior performance of the AlphaTRAK meter supports its use to monitor blood glucose levels in cats.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Date:2009
Deposited On:18 Jan 2010 15:19
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:37
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0036-7281
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0036-7281.151.9.448
PubMed ID:19722134

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