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By Anne M. Van Leeuwen, Marijke Vroomen-Durning, Debra J. Poelhuis

This is the knowledge nurses and nursing scholars want to know approximately laboratory and diagnostic checks! This nursing-focused, easy-to-read instruction manual offers all the details you must know the way checks paintings, interpret their effects, and supply caliber sufferer care, together with assessing, tracking, and educating at each level of care-pre-test, intra-test, and post-test. exams and approaches are indexed in alphabetical order through their whole identify for quickly reference. The built-in index permits quickly searches through abbreviation, synonym, disease/disorder, specimen style, or attempt class. Plus, a physique platforms Appendix features a record of universal laboratory and diagnostic exams for every physique method as good as nutrition-related lab checks.

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RELATED MONOGRAPHS: ➧ Related tests include ALT, ALP, ammonia, anti-smooth muscle antibody, AST, bilirubin, biopsy liver, complete blood count hematocrit, complete blood count hemoglobin, CT biliary tract and liver, GGT, hepatitis antibodies and antigens, KUB studies, laparoscopy abdominal, liver scan, MRI abdomen, osmolality, potassium, prealbumin, protein total and fractions, radiofrequency ablation liver, sodium, and US liver. ➧ See the Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Hepatobiliary, and System tables at the back of the book for related tests by body system.

See the Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Hepatobiliary, and System tables at the back of the book for related tests by body system. Aldolase SYNONYM/ACRONYM: ALD. SPECIMEN: Serum (1 mL) collected in a red- or tiger-top tube. 4 units/L RESULT: Increased in: • ALD is released from any damaged cell in which it is stored so diseases of the muscle, heart, and liver that cause cellular destruction demonstrate elevated ALD levels. com, keyword Van Leeuwen). Aldosterone SYNONYM/ACRONYM: N/A. SPECIMEN: Serum (1 mL) collected in a red- or tiger-top tube.

INTRATEST: ➧ If the patient has a history of allergic reaction to latex, avoid the use of equipment containing latex. ➧ Instruct the patient to cooperate fully and to follow directions. Direct the patient to breathe normally and to avoid unnecessary movement. ➧ Observe standard precautions, and follow the general guidelines in Appendix A. Positively identify the patient, and label the appropriate tubes with the corresponding patient demographics, date, and time of collection. Perform a venipuncture.

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