Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Chapter 30

Common Chemistry Tests

Test Abbreviation Test NameReferance RangeClinical Significance
Ca Calcium 8.5-10.5 m/dL Parathyroid Disorders
CEA Carcinoembryonic Antigen >5.0 ng/mL smoker >3.0 ng/mL nonsmoker Various Types of cancer
PSA Prostate-specific antigen 0-4 ng/mL Prostate cancer and prostate disorders
CK, CPK Creatine Kinase Males: 12-70 u/mL Females: 10-55 u/mL Cardiac Muscle Damage
Creat Creatinine 0.4-1.5 mg/dL Renal Function
(Analytes) Na (Electrolytes) Sodium 136-145 mEq/L Diabetes Insipidus, Diarrhea, and dehydration
K Potassium 3.5-5.0 mEq/L Diuretic therapy, Starvation and Liver Disease
Cl Chloride 96-110 mEq/L Renal disease, CHF, anemia, dehydration
(Glucose) FBS Fasting Blood sugar 70-110 mg/dL All tests listed help to diagnose and manage diabetes
2 HPP Two-Hour postprandial >140 mg/dL Same as above
GTT Glucose Tolerance Test 1/2 hr: 110-170 mg/dL 1 hour: 120-170 mg/dL 2 Hour: 70-120 mg/dL 3 Hour: 60-120 mg/dL Same as above
HbA1c Hemoglobin A1c 4.5-6.5 Indicates blood glucose control over the previous three month period
(NO ABBREV) Lipase 0-1.5 U/mL Acute pancreatitis, Pancreatic cancer
Chol Total Cholesterol >200 mg/dL Coronary Artery disease and also assesses the risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
HDL (good) High-density Lipoprotein Males: 37-70 mg/dL Females: 40-85 mg/dL Same as above
LDL (bad) Low-density Lipoprotein >130 mg/dL Same as above
Trig Triglycerides 20-180 mg/dL Same as above
Mg, Mag Magnesium 1.2-2.4 mEq/L Malnutrition, Diarrhea, Pancreatitis
PT Prothrombin Time 10-13.4 Seconds Abnormal bleeding disorders and anticoagulation therapy
SGOT, AST Serum Glutamicoxaloacetic Transaminase 5-40 U/L MI, Muscular Dystrophy, infectious Mono and liver disease
SGPT, ALT Serum Glutamicpyruvic Transaminase 7-56 U/L Liver disorders, MI, Muscular dystrophy
TSH Thyroid Stimulating Hormone 0.3-4.5 mU/mL Thyroid Disorders
T3 Triidothyronine 4.5-13.0 mU/mL Same as above
T4 Thyroxine 280-480 pg/dL same as above
UA Uric Acid Males: 3.5-7.2 mg/dL Females: 2.6-6.0 mg/dL Renal Failure, gout, leukemia, and lymphomas
ALB Albumin 3.0-5.0 g/dL Liver, Kidney and Nutritional Status
AMS Amylase 25-125 IU/L Pancreatic Disease
Created by: Evyloveslife



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards