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Nursing Labs

Lab Values for Nursing School

QuestionAnswer
Urine Specific Gravity 1.005 to 1.030
BUN 10 to 20 mg/dL If elevated protect pt from possible disorientation or seizures
Creatinine 0.5 to 1.1 mg/dL (Female) 0.6 to 1.2 mg/dL (Male)
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) < 4 ng/mL Elevation results from prostate cancer, BPH and prostatitis
ABG - pH 7.35 - 7.45
ABG - PO2 80-100 mmHg
ABG - PCO2 35-45 mmHg
SaO2 95% - 100%
HCO3 22-26 mEq/L
Cholesterol <200 mg/dL
Glucose 70-110
Hematocrit (Hct) Male 42%-52% Female 37%-47%
Hemoglobin (Hgb) Male 14-16 g/dL Female 12-16 g/dL
Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) Glycosolated Hemoglobin Good diabetic control <7%
Platelet Count 150,000 - 400,000
Potassium (K+) 3.5 - 5
RBC Male 4.7-6.1 Female 4.2-5.4
Sodium (Na+) 135-145
WBC 5,000-10,000
Albumin 3.5-5 g/dL
ALT 4-36 units/L
AST 0-35 units/L
Ammonia 10-80 mcg/dL
Bilirubin 0.3-1 mg/dL
Calcium 9-10.5 mg/dL
Digoxin 0.8-2 ng/mL toxic >2.4 ng/mL
ESR Male up to 15 mm/hr Female up to 20 mm/hr
Lithium 0.8-1.2 mEq/L toxic >2 mEq/L
Magnesium 1.3-2.1 mEq/L 0.65-1.05 mmol/L Critical <0.5 or >3 mEq/L
HDL Male >45 mg/dL Female >55 mg/dL
LDL <130 mg/dL
VLDL 7-32 mg/dL
PT 11-12.5 seconds
INR 0.8-1.1
PTT 60-70 seconds critical >100
APTT 30-40 seconds critical >70
Total Protein 6.4-8.3 g/dL
Phosphorous/Phosphate 3-4.5 mg/dL 0.97-1.45 mmol/L
Neutrophils 55%-70% 2500-8000 per mm3
Lymphocytes 20%-40% 1000-4000 per mm3
Monocytes 2%-8% 100-700 per mm3
Eosinophils 1%-4% 50-500 per mm3
Basophils 0.5-1% 25-100 per mm3
Urinalysis (UA) Clear, yellow, pH 4.6-8, Protein 0-8, leukocyte -, 0 nitrites, 0 ketones, 0 bilirubin, 0 crystals/casts, 0 glucose, 0-4 WBCs, RBC <=2
Created by: bonjoy