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Diagnostic & Patient

Diagnostic and Patient Prep Review

Ischemia lack of red blood cells because of mechanical obstruction of the blood supply
Enzyme protein capable of initiating a chemical reaction that involves the formation or breakage of chemical bonds
Bruit a sound, especially an abnormal one, heard on ausculation or by ultrasound
Mammography specialized x-ray of the breast
Heparin anticoagulant given to people who are at risk for developing blood clots
Hemoglobin used to diagnose anemia or hemorrhage
Platelet Count counts the number of plateles
arterial blood gases determines amount of O2 ad CO2 dissolved in blood
Sputum Tests used to diagnose cause of chest infections
Blood Glucose Levels used to diagnose metabolic disease and monitor diabetics and adjust their medication
Midstream Urine used to diagnose urinary tract infections
Hematologist specialize in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, investigation of blood and lymphatic system disorders
gastriscopy lining of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine are viewed using an endoscope
Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT & APTT) evaluates a component of the clotting system
Pathologist examines tissue samples; performs autopsies
Stress Test sometimes called an exercise ECG
CBC helps establish a diagnosis as part of a routine exam
homeostasis healthy body is in a state of equilibrium
ESR measurement of the settling of RBCs
heart enzyme measures enzymes that can tell if a heart attack has occured and how extensive the muscle damage is
cholesterol measures types of fat in blood
Glucose Tolerance Test more detailed to diagnose diabetes
Critical Value one that indicates a life-threatening situation and requires immediate attention
Blood cultures ordered if a client is suspected of having septicemia
CT a type of x-ray that produces three-dimensional images of cross-sections of body parts
Electrocardiogram noninvasive test that records the electrical activity of the heart via electrodes placed on the chest, arms and legs
Autopsy exam of the body to determine the cause of death and/or disease processes
Serum fluid portion of the blood, used in phases describing levels of blood
Reference Range the normal range; values expected for a particular test
Bone Mineral Density Test uses small doses of radiation to check the density of bone in the spine and hip
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangipancreatography uses an endoscope to visualize the liver and bile ducts
echocardiogram uses ultrasound waves to evaluate cardiac function
barium enema visualizes the lower portion of the bowel
barium swallow x-ray of the throat and esophagus visualized using a contrast medium that is ingested as a drink
What is positioning and draping used for? - facilitate an exam - modesty - access to specific area - protects from embarrassment
What are the MOA's duties in diagnostic testing? - giving out requisitions - report and filing results - educating clients - recognize and understand lab results
What duties must an MOA perform to ensure that a patient understands everything? - where to go - how to prepare - what to expect - how long it will take - what will happen - should someone go with them - if sedation is required - if they an drive after
What is the standard protocol when taking results over the phone? - repeat all report info - repeat patient first and last name - get type of test and value - do not rush - read the values back - get number and name of caller - if abnormal, report to dr STAT
Why is diagnostic testing a useful tool? - establish an diagnosis - health promotion - disease prevention - detect problems early - legal purposes - monitor progress -in/ validate initial diagnosis
Created by: amcarron13
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