Serum amyloid A protein concentration measured by radial immunodiffusion in Abyssinian and non-Abyssinian cats.

S. P. DiBartola, J. A. Reiter, J. B. Cornacoff, G. J. Kociba, M. D. Benson

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Abstract

Serum amyloid A (SAA) protein concentration was determined by use of radial immunodiffusion (RID) in 4 groups of cats: Abyssinian cats with amyloidosis, healthy Abyssinian cats without clinical evidence of amyloidosis, hospitalized non-Abyssinian cats, and clinically normal non-Abyssinian cats. Mean SAA concentration in Abyssinian cats with amyloidosis was significantly (P = 0.05) higher than mean SAA concentration in healthy Abyssinian cats without clinical evidence of amyloidosis and in hospitalized non-Abyssinian cats. Mean SAA concentration in clinically normal non-Abyssinian cats was significantly (P = 0.05) lower than mean SAA concentration in healthy Abyssinian cats without clinical evidence of amyloidosis and in hospitalized non-Abyssinian cats. Affected and healthy Abyssinian cats, however, could not reliably be distinguished on the basis of SAA concentration, because of the wide range of SAA values in these 2 groups of cats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1414-1417
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of veterinary research
Volume50
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1989

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