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Table 3 The numbers of RBC and WBC, Hb contents, PCV, MCV, MCH, MCHC, amount of protein and cholesterol in the blood in male (n = 27) and female (n = 32) snakes of Naja naja (p < 0.05)

From: Hematology and plasma biochemistry of wild-caught Indian cobra Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)

Parameter Male (n = 27) Female (n = 32)
Range Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD
RBC number (mm3) 380000-400000 390000 ± 12503.33 340000-355000 347500 ± 7505.55
WBC number (mm3) 11800-11600 11700 ± 100 11900-12300 12100 ± 200
Hb (g%) 6.5 to 7.2 6.9 ± 0.1 6.2-6.8 6.5 ± 0.2
PCV (%) 26.8-32.7 29.8 ± 4.2 21.6-28.2 25.4 ± 3.9
MCV (fL) 304.1-439.9 386.7 ± 63.8 289.7-389.5 348.2 ± 59.33
MCH (pg) 103.7-125.3 118.6 ± 23.1 136.1-157.2 142.4 ± 19.5
MCHC (%) 36.5 to 41.8 38.8 ± 1.9 39.4-45.2 42.6 ± 1.4
Proteins (mg/mL of serum) 41.83-47.56 45.32 ± 1.76 12.25-13.23 12.47 ± 0.82
Cholesterol (mg/mL of serum) 3.68-3.89 3.76 ± 0.06 4.53 to 4.92 4.72 ± 0.2