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Bonewit chapter 15

Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory

Automated method(for testing laboratory specimens) a method of laboratory testing in which the series of steps in the test method is performed with as automated analyzer
Fasting abstaining from food or fluids (except water)for a specified amount of time before the collection of a specimen
Hemeostasis the state in which body systems are functioning normally,and the internal environment of the body is in equilibrium;the body is in a healthy state
In vivo occurring in the living body or organism
Laboratory test the clinical analysis and study of materials,fluid,or tissues obtained from patients to assist in diagnosis and treatment of disease
Manual method a method of laboratory testing in which the series of steps in the test method is performed by hand
Normal range(for laboratory tests) a certain established and acceptable or reference range within which the laboratory test results of a healthy individual are expected to fall
Plasma the liquid part of the blood, consisting of a clear,yellowish fluid that comprises approximately 55% of the total blood volume
Profile numerous laboratory tests providing related or complementary information used to determine the health status of a patient.
Quality control the application of methods to ensure that the test results are reliable and valid and that errors are detected and eliminated
Routine test a laboratory test performed routinely on apparently healthy patients to assist in the early detection of disease
Serum the clear, straw colored part of the blood(plasma)that remains after the solid elements and the clotting factor fibrogen have been separated out of it
Specimen a small sample of something taken to show the the nature of the whole
Analyte a substance that is being identified or measured in a laboratory report
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