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Bonewit chapter 15

Introduction to the Clinical Lab - Bri

A method of laboratory testing in which the series of steps in the test method is performed with an automated analyzer. Automated Method
Abstaining from food or fluids(except water) for a specified amount of time before the collection of the specimen. Fasting
The state in which body systems are functioning normally, and the internal environment of the body is in equilibrium; the body is in a healthy state. Homeostasis
Occuring in the living body or organism. In Vivo
The clinical analysis and study of materials,fluids, or tissues obtained from patients to assist in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Laboratory Test
A method of labatory testing in which the series of steps in the test method is performed by hand. Manal Method
The liquid part of the blood cconsisting of a clear yellowish fluid that comprises approx. 55% of the total blood volume Plasma
Numerous labatory tests prividing related or complementary info. used to determine the health status of a patient Profile
The app. of methods to ensure that test results are reliable and valid and that errors are detected and eliminated Quality Control
A laboratory test performed routinely on apparently healthy patients to assist in the early detection of disease. Routine Test
The clear, straw-colored part of the blood (plasma) that remains after the solid elements and the clotting factor fibrinogen have been separated out of it. Serum
A small sample of something taken to show the nature of the whole. Specimen
A subsance that is being indentified or measured in a labatory report. Analyte
A mechanisnm to check the precision & accuracy of a test system, such as an automated analyzer, to determine if the system is provided accurate results; tipically performed using a device called a standard. Calibration
A tentative diagnosis of a patient's condition obtained trough evaluation of the health history & the PE, without the benefit of labatory or diagnostic tests Clinical Diagnosis
A solution that is used to monitor a test system to ensure the reliability & accuracy of test results. Control
A complex lab test that does not meet the CLIA criteria for waiver & is subject to the CLIA regulations. Nonwaived Test
A printed document supplied by the manufacturer with a labatory test product that contains info on the proper storage & use if the product. Product Insert
A test that indicates whether or not a substance is present in the specimen being tested & also provides an approx. indication of the amount of the substance. Qualitative Test
A test indicated the exact amount of chemical substance that is present in the body, with the results being reported in measurable units. Quantitative Test
A substance that produces a reaction with a patient specimen that allows detection of measurement of the substance by the test system. Reagent
A certain establishrf & acceptable parameter or reference range within which the labatory test results of a healthy individual are expected to fall (aka reference value and reference interval) Reference Range
A setup that includes all of the test components required to perform a labatory test such as testing devices, controls and testing reagents. Test System
A labatory test that meets the CLIA criteria for being a simple procedure that is easy to perform & has a low risk o erroneous test results; these have been FDA approved for home use, Waived test.
Created by: briannagamble