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Bonewit #15

Intro to The Clinacal Lab Carrie

Automated method a method of lab testing in which the series in the test method is preformed with an automted analyzer
fasting abstaining from food or fluids(except water) for a specified amount of time before the collection of a specimen.
homeostasis the state in which body systems are functioning normally, and the interval enviroment ofthe bodyis in equalibruim; the body is healthy
in vivo occuring in the livng body
laboratory test the clinical analysis and study of materials,
manual method a method of lab testing in which the series of steps in the test is performed be hand
plasma the liquid part of the blood, consisting of a clear, yellowish fluid that comprises approximatley 55% of the total blood volume
profile numerous lab test providing related or complementary info used to determine the health status of a patient
quality control the application of methods to ensure that test results are relible and valid snd that errors are detected and elimanated
routine test a lab test performed routinely on apparently healthy patients to assist in the early detection of disease
serum the clear, straw-colored part of the blood that reamins after the sloid elements and the clotting factor fibrinogen have been seperated out of it
specimen a small sample of something taken to show the nature of the whole
analyte a substance that is being measured in a lab report
calibration a mechanism to check the precesion and accuracy of a test system, such as an automated analyzer, to determine if the system is providing accurate results; typically performed using a standard
clinical diagnosis a tentaive diagnosis of a patients condition obtained through evaluation of the health history and the pe, without the benifit of lab or diagnostic test
control a soulution that is used to monitor a test system to ensure the reliabilty and accurary of the test results
nonwaived test a complex lab test that does not meet the CLIA criteria for waiver and is subject to the CLIA regulations
product insert a printed document supplied by the manufacturer with a lab test product that contains info on the proper storage and use
qualitative test a test that indicates whether or not a substance is present in the specimen being tested and gives the amount
quantitave test a test that indicates the amount of a cheical that is present in the body
reagent a substance that produces a reaction with a patient specimen that allows detection of measurement of the substance by the test system
reference range a certain established and acceptable parameter or refernece range within the lab test reults of a healthy individual are expected to fall
test system a setup that includes all of the test components required to perform a lab test such as testing devices, controls, and testing reagents
waived system a lab test that meets the CLIA criteria for being a simple procedure that is easy to perform and has a low risk of erroneous test results; these have been fda approved for home use
Created by: carrienewman