rat.blood {CLME}R Documentation

Experiment on mice


This data set contains the data from an experiment on 24 Sprague-Dawley rats from Cora et al (2012).

[,1] id ID for rat (factor).
[,2] time time period (in order, 0 , 6, 24, 48, 72, 96 hours).
[,3] temp storage temperature reference (''Ref'') vs. room temperature (''RT'').
[,4] sex sex, male (''Male'') vs. female (''Female''). Coded as ''Female''=1.
[,5] wbc white blood cell count (10^3 / mu L).
[,6] rbc red blood cell count )10^6 / mu L).
[,7] hgb hemoglobin concentration (g/dl).
[,8] hct hematocrit (%).
[,9] spun (HCT %).
[,10] mcv MCV, a measurement of erythrocyte volume (fl).
[,11] mch mean corpuscular hemoglobin (pg).
[,12] mchc mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (g/dl).
[,13] plts platelet count (10^3 / mu L).




A data frame containing 241 observations on 13 variables.


The response variable lfgr was calculated as the change in log fibroid volume, divided by the length of time between measurements. The growth rates were averaged to produce a single value for each fibroid, which was scaled to represent a 6-month percent change in volume.


Cora M, King D, Betz L, Wilson R, and Travlos G (2012). Artifactual changes in Sprauge-Dawley rat hematologic parameters after storage of samples at 3 C and 21 C. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 51(5), 616-621. URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3447451/.

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