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Diagnostic Testing Review (Reverse Defs)

a specialized x-ray of the breast mammography
anemia; hemorrhage hemoglobin (Hgb, Hb)
counts the number of platelets platelet count
determines amount of O2 and Co2 dissolved in blood arterial blood gases (ABG)
diagnose cause of chest infections sputum tests (C&S)
diagnose metabolic diseases blood glucose levels
diagnose urinary tract infections mid-stream urine (MSU)
diagnosis, treatment, prevention, investigation of blood and lymphatic system disorders hematologist
esophagus, stomach and small intestine are viewed gastroscopy
evaluates clotting partial thromboplastin time (PTT)
examines tissue samples; performs autopsies pathologist
exercise ECG stress test
helps establish a diagnosis as part of a routine examination complete blood count (CBC)
healthy body in a state of equilibrium homeostasis
immediately STAT
includes testing for sodium, potassium and chloride electrolytes
interprets images of the human body radiologist
measurement of the settling of RBC's erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)(sed rate)
measures enzymes that can tell if a heart attack has occurred cardiac (heart) enzymes
measures types of fat in the blood cholesterol/triglycerides (lipids)
more detailed to diagnose diabetes glucose tolerance test (GTT)
one that indicates a life-threatening situation and requires immediate attention critical value
ordered if a client is suspected of having septicemia blood cultures
produces three-dimensional images of cross-sections of body parts proton emission tomography (PET)
records the electrical activity of the heart electrocardiography (ECG)
the examination of a body to determine the cause of death autopsy
the normal range; the values expected for a particular test reference range
used to check the density of bone in the spine and hip bone mineral density test (BMD)
uses a magnetic field to produce images magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
uses an endoscope to visualize the liver and bile ducts endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
uses high-frequency sound waves to evaluate cardiac function echocardiogram
visual examination of the large intestines colonoscopy
visualizes the lower portion of the bowel barium enema
x-ray of the throat and esophagus barium swallow
Created by: DawnLangridge