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Bonewit Chapt 15

Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory- Karly Hayes

A method of laborator 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 a specimen Fasting
The state in which body systems are functioning normally, and the internal environment of the body is the equilibrium; the body is in a healthy state Homeostasis
occurring 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 laboratory testing in whihc the series of steps in the test method is performed by hand Manual Method
The liquid part of the blood, consisting of a clear, yellowish fluid that comprises approximately 55% of the total blood volume Plasma
Numerous laboratory tests providing related or complementary iformation used to determine the health status of a patient Profile
The application 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 substance that is being identifed or measured in a laboratory report Analyte
A mechanism to check the precision & accuracy of a test system, such as an automated analyzer, to determine if the system is providing accurate results; typically performed using a device called a standard Calibration
A tentative diagnosis of a patients condition obtained through evaluation of the health history & the PE, without the benefit of laboratory 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 laboratory test products that contains information on the proper storage & use of the product Product insert
A test that indicates whether or not a substance is present in the speciment being tested & also provides an approximate indication of the amount of the substance Qualitative test
A test that indicates 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 substances by the test system Reagent
A certain established & acceptable parameter or reference randge within which the laboratory test results of a healthy individual are expected to fall (aka reference value and reference interval) Refrenece Range
A setup that includes all of the test components required to perform a laboratory test such as testing devices, controls & testing reagents Test system
A laboratory test that meets the CLIA criteria for being a simple procedure that is easy to perform & has a low risk of erroneous test results; these have been FDA approved for home use Waived test
Created by: karlyhayes