Spurious hyperphosphatemia was diagnosed in a 6‐year‐old, neutered female, mixed‐breed dog with chronic lymphocytic leukemia associated with an IgM monoclonal gammopathy. The spurious hyperphosphatemia was probably caused by paraprotein precipitation which interfered with the ASTRA 8 automated analyzer measurements. Serial dilutions of the sample did not change the phosphorus value. Another analyzer system in which a protein‐free sample was prepared prior to analysis gave a normal serum phosphorus concentration. There was a linear relationship between the amount of paraprotein and the measured total serum inorganic phosphate (r = 0.75). A review of 700 chemistry profiles from dogs and cats and a review of 36 cases with polyclonal gammopathy and 6 cases with monoclonal gammopathy did not reveal other cases of spurious hyperphosphatemia.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinical Pathology|
|State||Published - Jun 1991|
- chronic lymphocytic leukemia