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Table 4 Blood parameters in shams and mice exposed to AO nanowhiskers for 2 or 4 wks

From: Murine pulmonary responses after sub-chronic exposure to aluminum oxide-based nanowhiskers

Whole Blood Parameter Shams Exposure to AO nanowhiskers for:
2 wks 4 wks
White blood cells × 103/μL 3.09 ± 0.67 3.78 ± 0.86 3.39 ± 1.02
Red blood cells × 106/μL 11.16 ± 0.31 10.48 ± 0.36 10.48 ± 0.44
Hemoglobin, g/dL 17.10 ± 0.45 16.33 ± 0.59 16.67 ± 0.49
Hematocrit, % 54.51 ± 1.22 50.96 ± 1.87 50.88 ± 1.61
Neutrophils × 103/μL 0.72 ± 0.30 0.55 ± 0.10 0.55 ± 0.19
Lymphocytes × 103/μL 2.05 ± 0.37 2.76 ± 0.71 2.46 ± 0.73
Monocytes × 103/μL 0.28 ± 0.05 0.38 ± 0.08 0.32 ± 0.10
Eosinophils × 103/μL 0.04 ± 0.01 0.09 ± 0.03 0.06 ± 0.02
Basophils × 103/μL 0.009 ± 0.004 0.006 ± 0.004 0.001 ± 0.001