Statistical methods for estimating normal blood chemistry ranges and variance in rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri), Shasta Strain

Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
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Abstract

Gaussian and nonparametric (percentile estimate and tolerance interval) statistical methods were used to estimate normal ranges for blood chemistry (bicarbonate, bilirubin, calcium, hematocrit, hemoglobin, magnesium, mean cell hemoglobin concentration, osmolality, inorganic phosphorus, and pH for juvenile rainbow (Salmo gairdneri, Shasta strain) trout held under defined environmental conditions. The percentile estimate and Gaussian methods gave similar normal ranges, whereas the tolerance interval method gave consistently wider ranges for all blood variables except hemoglobin. If the underlying frequency distribution is unknown, the percentile estimate procedure would be the method of choice.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Statistical methods for estimating normal blood chemistry ranges and variance in rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri), Shasta Strain
Series title Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
DOI 10.1139/f75-069
Volume 32
Issue 4
Year Published 1975
Language English
Publisher NRC Research Press
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 551
Last page 554
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N