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Nursing Lab Values

Lab values and meanings

QuestionAnswer
Potassium 3.5-5.0 mEqHigh: Excessive dietary intake, Excessive IV, Renal Failure, Hypoaldosteronism Injury to tissues, Infection, DehydrationLow: Deficient dietary intake, deficient IV intake, Burns
BUN 10-20mg/dl: Measures Renal Function, GFR, and Liver function.High: Renal failure, Hypovolemia, Shock, burns, dehydration, CHF, MI, starvation, sepsisLow: Liver failure, Overhydration,Pregnancy, Nephrotic syndrome
GlucoseFasting Blood Glucose (FBG) 70-105mg/dl : Measures amount of glucose within blood serum.High: Stress, high intake of sugar, Diabetes Mellitus, Cushing Syndrome, Chronic Renal Failure, Acute pancreatitis, diuretic therapy, Corticosteroid therapyLow: Hypothyroidism, starvation
Platelets (Thrombocytes) 150,000-400,000/mm3 : # of platelets per cubic milliliter of blood.High: Iron Deficiency )Anemia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Postsplenectomy, Malignant disorders such as LymphomaLow: Hemorrhage, Thrombocytopenia, Hypersplenia, Leukemia, Graves D., Lupus
Created by: AshleyCavell