Davis's Comprehensive Laboratory and Diagnostic Test by Zoanne Burgess Schnell

By Zoanne Burgess Schnell

Plattsburgh kingdom Univ. of recent York, new york. textual content is a reference designed to aid nurses within the figuring out and interpretation of laboratory and diagnostic techniques and the results. comprises greater than 350 monographs overlaying 664 exams, together with Alzheimer's markers, melanoma markers, improved healing medications, and communicable ailments. Softcover.

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Obtain a list of the medications the patient is taking, including herbs, nutritional supplements, and nutraceuticals. The requesting health care practitioner and laboratory should be advised if the patient regularly uses these products so that their effects can be taken into consideration when reviewing results. ➤ Note any recent procedures that can interfere with test results. ➤ There are no food, fluid, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. ➤ Review the procedure with the patient.

Albumin levels are more useful as an indicator of chronic deficiency than of shortterm deficiency. Albumin levels are affected by posture. Results from specimens collected in an upright posture are higher than results from specimens collected in a supine position. The A/G ratio is useful in the evaluation of liver and kidney disease. The ratio is calculated using the following formula: albumin/(total protein – albumin), where globulin is the difference between the total protein value and the albumin value.

Davis Company Aldosterone Nursing Implications and Procedure ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 21 Intratest: ● ● ● Pretest: ➤ Obtain a history of the patient’s complaints, including a list of known allergens. ➤ Obtain a history of known or suspected fluid or electrolyte imbalance, hypertension, renal function, or stage of pregnancy. Note the amount of sodium ingested in the diet over the past 2 weeks. ➤ Obtain a history of the patient’s endocrine and genitourinary system and results of previously performed tests and procedures.

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