Volume 25, Issue 2 (April 1980)

    Postmortem Sera and Cerebrospinal Fluid Enzymes

    (Received 31 July 1979; accepted 10 October 1979)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Antemortem and postmortem sera from 60 dogs were evaluated for lipase, amylase, alkaline phosphatase, γ-glutamyltransferase, and alanine aminotransferase (AAT); cerebrospinal fluid was examined for AAT and alkaline phosphatase. The postmortem intervals were 3, 6, 12, 24, and 48 h at temperatures of 4, 20, and 37°C Amylase levels remained stable at 4 and 20°C and may be beneficial for diagnosing pancreatitis. Lipase levels may be useful as an adjunct to amylase values. Serum alkaline phosphatase values increased with postmortem interval; values were higher at 37°C than at 4°C Other enzymes were of little value for diagnosis.


    Author Information:

    Strafuss, AC
    Veterinary pathologists, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans

    Schoning, P
    Veterinary pathologists, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans


    Stock #: JFS12133J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12133J

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    Title Postmortem Sera and Cerebrospinal Fluid Enzymes
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