Save
Busy. Please wait.
Log in using Clever
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
focusNode
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Know
0:00
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Blood Chemistry

Serum testing tests and results (reference ranges may vary slightly per source)

QuestionAnswer
ALT (Alanine aminotransferase) to detect liver disease <45U/L
Albumin (protein) to assess kidney function 3.5-5 g/dL
ALP (Alkaline phosphatase to detect liver and bone disease 20-70 U/L
AST (Aspartate aminotransferase to detect tissue damage <40 U/L
BUN (Blood urea nitrogen) to detect renal disease 7-18 mg/dL; 205-6.4 mmol/L
CA (Calcium) to assess parathyroid function and calcium metabolism 8.4-10.2 mg/dL; 2.1-6.4 mmol/L
Cl (Chloride to determine acid-base and water balance (electrolyte) 98-106 mmol/L
Cholesterol (lipid)screening for atherosclerosis related to heart disease Total: < 200 mg/dL LDL (bad cholesterol): < 130 mg/dL HDL (good cholesterol): > 35 mg/dL
CPK (creatinine phosphokinase) to assess source of muscle damage such as myocardial infarct Specific to testing method used
Creatinine to screen for renal function 0.2-0.8 mg/dL
Ferritin to detect amount of iron stored in the body 20-50 mg/mL
GGT (Gamma glutamuyltransferase)to detect liver disease 0-45 U/L
Globulin to detect abnormalities in protein synthesis and removal Varies according to type
FBS (Glucose, fasting) to detect disorders of glucose metabolism as in diabetes mellitus 70-100 mg/dl
Glucose random non fasting Depends upon what the patient has eaten and how long it has been since ingestion but generally determined that it should not exceed 135-140 mg/dL
Fe (Iron) to assis in diagnosis of anemia 35-140 mcg/dL
LDH (lactate dehydrogenase) to assist in confirmation of mycardial or pulmonary infarct <240 U/L
pH to assess acidity or alkalinity of blood 7.34-7.45 (recall that this is slightly alkaline on the pH scale of 7-14 with 7 being neutral, below 7 acidic and above 7 alkaline or basic)
Phosphorus to assist in evaluation of calcium levels and to detect endocrine system disorders 3-4.5 mg/dL
K (Potassium)to assist in diagnosis of acid base and water balance (electrolyte) 3.5-5.1 mmol/L
Na (Sodium) to assist in diagnosis of acid-base and water balance (electrolyte) 135-146 mmol/L
Total bilirubin to evalutate liver function and to aid in Dx of anemia 0.2-1 mg/dL
TIBC (Total iron-binding capacity) to measure the potential to transport iron 6-8 g/dL
Troponin I and T to aid in Dx of myocardial infarct <0.4
TSH (Thyroid stimulating hormone) to assess thyroid and pituitary gland function 5-6 mU/L
T4 (Thyroxine) to assess thyroid function 5-12 mcg/dL
Triglycerides to screen for atherosclerosis related to heart disease 30-190 mg/dL
T3 (Triiodothyronine) to assess thyroid function 27-47%
Uric Acid to evaluate renal failure, gout and leukemia Male: 3.4-7 mg/dL Female: 2.4-6 mg/dL
Created by: cskinner
 

 



Voices

Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards