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Table 2 Comparison of hematological parameters in different groups of rats comparison of hematological parameters in different groups of rats (control, PC consuming group and PC-AgNp consuming group)

From: Comparison of the antibacterial properties of phycocyanin and its SNPs and their effects on rat blood cells and liver enzymes

Parameter PC-AgNp PC Normal control
RBC (1012/L) 7.7 ± 0.35 7.89 ± 0.20 7.67 ± 0.24
WBC (109 /L) 9.1 ± 0.32 14.7 ± 0.17* 11.2 ± 0.39
HGB (g/dL) 14.9 ± 0.11 15.5 ± 0.17* 14.9 ± 0.23
HCT % 44.3 ± 0.67 44.3 ± 0.78 44.8 ± 0.81
MCV (fL) 57.6 ± 7.5 59.2 ± 0.91 58.5 ± 0.83
MCH (pg) 19.3 ± 0.64 20.6 ± 0.73 19.4 ± 0.67
MCHC (g/dL) 33.6 34.9 33.2
Platelet (109 /L) 112 ± 6.92* 684 ± 23.5 152 ± 7.81
  1. *Values are expressed as mean ± standard error of mean (p < 0.05), n = 5 rats in each group