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Table 2 Comparison of hematological parameters among fractionated extract of A. africanus treated groups at doses of 300 and 600 mg/kg body weight/day, and the control mice

From: Toxicological study of the butanol fractionated root extract of Asparagus africanus Lam., on some blood parameter and histopathology of liver and kidney in mice

Hematological parameter Control 300 mg/kg bwt 600 mg/kg bwt
Values % of mean difference P value Values % of mean difference P value
RBC (×106/µL) 10.93 ± 0.38 11.48 ± 0.46 4.79 0.596 11.33 ± 0.64 3.55 0.468
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 15.63 ± 0.75 16.47 ± 0.58 5.10 0.383 16.57 ± 0.75 5.67 0.433
Hematocrit (%) 56.97 ± 1.72 60.20 ± 2.29 5.37 0.756 56.05 ± 1.91 −1.61 0.294
MCV (fL) 52.17 ± 0.63 52.47 ± 1.27 0.57 0.662 52.83 ± 1.07 1.25 0.843
MCH (pg) 14.30 ± 0.21 14.33 ± 0.29 0.21 0.309 14.70 ± 0.27 2.72 0.929
MCHC (g/dL) 27.40 ± 0.59 27.37 ± 0.15 −0.11 0.593 27.80 ± 0.63 1.44 0.964
PLAT (103/µL) 581.00 ± 38.2 702.67 ± 99.3 35.56 0.564 455.33 ± 288.7 −21.67 0.169
WBC (103/µL) 4.76 ± 1.42 6.76 ± 2.36 29.59 0.352 7.97 ± 2.76 40.28 0.553
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SEM, n = 12
  2. Bwt body weight