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red diagnostic reverse defintions

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mammography a specialized x-ray of the breast
hemoglobin anemia: hemorrhage
platelet count counts the number of platelets
arterial blood gas (ABG) determines the amount of O2 and CO2 dissolved in the blood
sputum test diagnose cause of chest infections
blood glucose levels diagnose metabolic diseases
midstream urine tests (MSU) diagnose urinary tract infections
hematologist diagnosis, treatment, prevention, investigation of blood and lymphatic system disorders
gastroscopy (endoscopy) esophagus, stomach and small intestine are viewed
partial thromboplastin time evaluates clotting
pathologist examines tissue samples: performs autopsies
stress test exercise ECG
complete blood count (CBC) helps establish a diagnosis as part of a routine exam
homeostasis healthy body is in a state of equilibrium
STAT immediately
electrolytes includes testing for sodium, potassium and chloride
radiologist interprets images of the human body
erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) measurement of the settling RBC's
cardiac enzymes measures enzmes that can tell if a heart attack has occured
cholesterol / triglycerides measures types of fat in blood
glucose tolerance test (GTT) more detailed to diagnose diabetes
critical value one that indicates a life-threatening situation and requires immediate attention
blood cultures ordered if client is suspected of having septicemia
proton emission tomography (PET) produces three-dimensional images of functioning body parts, such as a beating heart or blood flow
computed tomography (CT) produces three-dimensional
electrocardiogram (ECG) records the electrical activity of the heart
autopsy the examination of a body to determine the cause of death
reference range the normal range; the values expected for a particular test
bone mineral density test used to check the density of bone in the spine and hip
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field to produce images
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography uses an endoscope to visualize the liver and bile ducts
ultrasonography uses high-frequency sound waves
echocardiogram uses ultrasound waves to evaluate cardiac function
colonoscopy visual exam of the large intestine
barium enema visualizes the lower portion of the bowel
barium swallow x-ray of the throat and esophagus
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