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Research Article

Short Communication: Relationship between Urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin and Noninfectious Pyuria in Dogs

Table 2

Correlation between urinary variables and uNGAL concentration on 33 healthy dogs.

VariableSampleMedian (IQR)Spearman’s coefficient (rho)**

UPC0.04
(0.02–0.16)
rho = 0.572 
P = 0.0014
WBCs2
(0–10)
rho = 0.561 
P = 0.0015
uNGALEpithelial cells*0.75 ± 1*rho = 0.205 
P = 0.2529
Crystals0
(0-1)
rho = 0.101 
P = 0.5752
Casts0
(0–2)
rho = 0.187 
P = 0.2964

*Mean ± standard deviation.
**rho: nonparametric measure of the strength and direction of association between two variables.
IQR: interquartile range.
P < 0.005 is considered significant.

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