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Diagnostic reverse defs

mammography a specilized x-ray of the breast
hemoglobin (Hgb/Hb) anemia; hemorrhage
platelet count counts the number of platelets
arterial blood gases (ABGs) determines amount of O2 and CO2 dissolved in blood
sputum test diagnose cause of chest infections
blood glucose levels diagnose metabolic disease
midstream urine (MSU) diagnose urinary tract infections
hematologist diagnosis, treatment, prevention, investigation of blood and lymphatic system disorders
gastroscopy esophagus, stomach and small intestine are viewed
partial thromboplastin time (PTT) evaluates clotting
pathologist examines tissue samples; performs autopsies
stress test exercise ECG
complete blood count (CBC) helps establish a diagnosis as part of a routine exam
homeostasis healthy body is in a state of equilibrium
stat immediately
electrolytes includes testing for sodium, potassium and chloride.
radiologist interprets images of the human body
erthyrocyte sedimentation rate (either ESR or sed rate) measurement of the settling of RBC's
cardiac enzymes measures enzymes that can tell if a heart attack has occurred
cholesterol/triglycerides measures types of fat in blood
glucose tolerance test (GTT) more detailed to diagnose diabetes
critical value one that indicates a life-threatening situation and requires immediate attention.
blood cultures ordered if client is suspected of having septicemia
Positron emission tomography (PET) produces 3-dimensional images of cross-section of body parts
electrocardiography (ECG/EKG) records the electrical activity of the heart
autopsy the examination of a body to determine cause of death
reference range the normal range; the values expected for a particular test
bone mineral density test (BMD) used to check the denisity of bone in the spine and hip
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a megnetic field to produce images
ERCP uses an endoscope to visualize the liver and bile ucts
ultrasonography /ultrasound (US) uses high-frequency sound waves
echocardiogram (record)/echocardiography uses ultrasound waves to evaluate cardiac function
colonoscopy visual exam of the large intestine
barium enema visualizes the lower portion of the bowel
barium swallow xray of the throat and esophagus
Created by: deyoht_kwa