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NCLEX Blood Tests

Common Labs of NCLEX

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Red Blood Cell Count (adult man) 4.6-6.2 million/mm3
Red Blood Cell Count (adult woman) 4.2-5.4 million/mm3
Red Blood Cell Count (child) 3.2-5.2 million/mm3
White Blood Cell Count (adult) 5,000-10,000/mm3
White Blood Cell Count (child) 5,000-13,000/mm3
Hemoglobin (man) 13-18 g/dL
Hemoglobin (woman) 12-16 g/dL
Hemoglobin (child: 3-12 years) 11-12.5 gm/dL
Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) lower limit of normal: 20-25 sec upper limit of normal: 32-39 sec
Platelet Count (thrombocyte) 150,000-450,000/mm3
Prothrombin Time (PT) 9.5-12 seconds
International Normalized Ratio (INR) 1.0 2-3 for therapy in atrial fib, DVT, & PE 2.5-3.5 for therapy in prosthetic heart valves
Sedimentation Rate (ESR) Man <50 and >50 years: <15mm/h Woman <50 years: <25mm/h Woman >50 years: <30mm/h
Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) Fasting: 60-110 mg/dL 1 hour: 190 mg/dL 2 hours: 140 mg/dL 3 hours: 125 mg/dL
Total Cholesterol <160 mg/dL if no CAD and <2 risk factors <130 mg/dL if no CAD and 2 or more risk factors <100 mg/dL if CAD present
LDL optimal <139 borderline 140-160 high >160
HDL men 35-70 women 35-85
Creatinine (CR) adult 0.7-1.4 child 0.4-1.2 infant 0.3-0.6
Alkaline phosphate adult 50-150 units/L infant and adolescent up to 104 FU/L
Creatine Kinase (CK) Man 50-235 U/L Woman 50-250 U/L Child 0-70 U/L
Serum Albumin 3.5-5.5 g/dL
BUN 7-18 mg/dL; over 60 years 8-20 mg/dL
Triglycerides 100-200 mg/dL
Created by: asianone