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liquid in lab tests

plasma, the liquid portion of uncoagulated blood is about what percent of what 90% of water
what are most lab test done on plasma or serum
what is the liquid portion of coagulated blood serum
with serum, the cells have been allowed to clump together leaving a liquid behind that does not have fibrinogen
serum is just like plasma but lacks the fibrinogen
serum is -------in color and contains all the components of plasma except fibrinogen straw
what section of the lab is serum normally tested in the chemistry section of the lab
how is serum separated from the cells by allowing the cells to clot
all blood will clot unless treated with an anticoagulant
what is the term describing red blood cell destruction Hemolysis
what is the term for a clot of blood that has formed inside the vascular system Thrombus
what is the term for inflammation of the vein Phlebitis
what is the term for buildup of cells within the vascular system and a decrease in plasma Hemoconcentration
what is the term for an infection in the bloodstream septicemia
what is the term for a clot of blood that has formed outside the vascular system Hematoma
what is the term for an increase in potassium levels Hyerkalemia
hardened veins usually as a result of inflammation or specific disease Sclerosed veins
a vein does not have blood flowing through it, either due to a thrombus[clot]or sclerosis[scarring] Occluded vein
veins that do not run straight [looks like squiggly lines under the skin] Tortuous veins
what is a common complication with Geriatric patients due to weak veins Collapsed veins
blood will initially start yo flow into the tube, then stop abruptly Collapsed veins
any additional attempts at venipuncture should occur below the level of initial attempt
the tourniquet should not be left on for more than one minute
leaving the tourniquet on longer then one minute will cause Hemoconcentration,Hemolysis,and hyperkalemia
tying the tourniquet to tight will cause Petechiae and trauma
Petechiae and trauma can lead to Phlebitis
what lab levels may be falsely report in a lab sample with Hemoconcentration sodium levels decreased,potassium levels elevated,RBC count abnormal due to RBC death,and cell levels[RBC,WBC,Platelet]increase
is both an inflammation of the vein and clot formation, usually caused by repeated trauma to the site Thrombophlebitis
a condition in which there is an excessive number of blood cells Polycythemia
retention of fluid in the tissue Edema
insufficient blood flow to deliver oxygen to the tissue ischemia
blockage of coronary arteries can cause Hypoxia[lack of oxygen],Ischemia[lack of delivery],Infarction[tissue death]
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