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Common Lab Tests

Tests and Descriptions

A1C (HGBA1C) *Lavender Tube Monitors a persons diabetes and aid in treatment
Amylase *SST, Tiger Top Diagnose and monitor disorders of the pancreas (amy/lip)
ANA *SST, Tiger Top Screens for autoimmune disorders
BMP *SST, Tiger Top Gives basic info about current status of health
BUN (Blood, Urea, Nitrogen) *SST, Tiger Top Evaluates kidney function (bun/creatinine)
CBC *Lavender Tube Broad screening test for disorders such as anemia
CMP *SST, Tiger Top Broad screening test to evaluate organ function
Creatinine *SST, Tiger Top Evaluates kidney function (bun/creatinine)
CRP (C-Reactive Protein) *SST, Tiger Top General marker for infection and inflammation
Dilantin (Phenytoin) *Red Tube Therapeutic drug monitoring (seizures)
ESR (Sedmentation Rate) *Lavender Tube General test for inflammation, not site specific
Ferritin *SST, Tiger Top How much iron is *stored in the body (Iron/Ferr)
Folate *SST, Tiger Top General health and nutrition status, also diagnose causes for anemia (B12/Folate)
Free T4 *SST, Tiger Top Thyroid Function (TSH/FT4)
Hepatic (HFP, LFT, Liver Panel) *SST, Tiger Top Detect, monitor, and evaluate liver function
Hepatitis Panel *SST, Tiger Top Hepatitis A, B, C
Iron *SST, Tiger Top How much iron is *carried in the blood (Iron/Ferr)
Lipase *SST, Tiger Top Diagnose and monitor disorders of the pancreas (amy/lip)
PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) *SST, Tiger Tube Screens for prostate cancer
PT/INR (Prothrombin Time/ PT) *Light Blue Tube Ability of blood to clot (pt/ptt)
PTT (aPTT/Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time) *Light Blue Tube CAUSE of the bleeding or clotting
RPR (Rapid Plasma Reagin) *SST, Tiger Top Screen for Syphilis
T4 *SST, Tiger Tube Thyroid function (TSH/T4)
TSH *SST, Tiger Tube Thyroid function
Vitamin B12 *SST, Tiger Tube Checks for Vitamin B12 deficiencies
Created by: hippiejess419