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LABORATORY DIAGNOSTICS, TESTS, ETC.



Clinical Lab Tests, Pathology Laboratory Tests,
Diagnostic Techniques & Procedures, Lab Techniques



Normal Ranges (Reference Range)
& Critical Values for Common Laboratory Tests



Physician's Guides to Laboratory Test Selection & Interpretation


Laboratory Tests (All Inclusive) & Microbiology Collection Procedures


Hazardous Properties of Human Pathogens
when Working in a Laboratory Setting



Mycology Laboratory Methods


Chemical Sampling Encountered in Industrial Hygiene Investigations


Hazardous Substances ~ Genetic Laboratory Tests ~ Neuromuscular Laboratory Testing



Medical Tests (Infants, Children & Adults): Consumers & Patient Education



BIO LABORATORY PROTOCOLS, METHODS & TECHNIQUES


Apoptosis Protocols ~ Histology Protocols, Methods & Techniques


HPLC, HPLC Columns, Spin Columns, Electrophoresis Gels


Microbiological Methods: Microbiological Analyses of Foods & Cosmetics


Microfluidics: Lab-on-a-Chip Technology


Molecular Biology Protocols & C. elegans Protocals



MICROSCOPY TECHNIQUES & PROTOCOLS


Microscopy, Photomicrography & Digital Imaging Techniques


Transmission Electron Microscopy



CHEMISTRY CENTER
(Chemistry Laboratory Techniques & Experiments with Videos)






Laboratory Diagnostics


    CLINICAL LAB TESTS, PATHOLOGY LABORATORY TESTS,
      DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES & PROCEDURES, LAB TECHNIQUES, ETC.


      Normal Ranges (Reference Range) & Critical Values for Common Laboratory Tests

        NORMAL RANGES FOR COMMON LABORATORY TESTS - Rush Medical Laboratories (RML), Rush University Medical Center, Rush University Multimedia Normal Ranges for Common Laboratory Tests Database (Text & Images). For more information see Rush Medical Laboratories or the Rush University Medical Center
        Normal Ranges for Common Laboratory Tests include:
          Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
            "...Calcium; Chloride; CO2, Total; Creatinine; Glucose; Potassium;
            Sodium; Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)..."
          Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (BMP)
            "...Albumin; Alkaline Phosphatase;
            Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (Serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase - SGPT);
            Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase - SGOT);
            Bilirubin, total; Calcium; Carbon Dioxide; Chloride; Creatinine;
            Glucose; Potassium; Protein, Total; Sodium; Urea Nitrogen..."
          Blood Gases, Arterial
            "...pH; pCO2 (Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide);
            pO2 (Partial Pressure of Oxygen); Bicarbonate; CO2 (Carbon Dioxide);
            O2 Saturation (Oxygen Saturation)..."
          Blood Gases, Venous
            "...pH; pCO2 (Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide);
            pO2 (Partial Pressure of Oxygen); Bicarbonate; CO2 (Carbon Dioxide);
            O2 Saturation (Oxygen Saturation)..."
          Lipid Panel
            "...Cholestrol; High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL Cholesterol);
            Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL Cholesterol); Triglyceride..."
          Thyroid Tests
            "...Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH); Total Thyroxine (Total T4), Adult;
            Thyroid Hormone Uptake (T Uptake); Free Thyroxine (Free T4);
            Free Thyroxine Index (FTI)..."
          Hematology Panel
            "...White Blood Cell Count (WBC); Red Blood Cell Count (RBC); Hemoglobin (Hgb);
            Hematocrit (Hct); Mean Cell Volume (MCV); Mean Cell Haemoglobin (MCH);
            Mean Cell Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC); Platelets (Platelet count);
            Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW)..."
          Leukocyte Differential
            "...Neutrophils; Segmented Neutrophils; Band Cells; Lymphocytes;
            Monocytes; Eosinophils; Basophils..."
          Other Common Chemistry Tests
            "...Amylase; Cholesterol; C-Reactive Protein (CRP); Creatine Kinase;
            Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT); Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH);
            Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphorus; Uric Acid..."



        CRITICAL VALUES - Rush Medical Laboratories (RML), Rush University Medical Center, Rush University Multimedia Critical Values Database (Text & Images).
        Critical Values
          "...may imply a life-threatening situation for the patient and are brought to the immediate attention of the physician and/or the patient care area responsible for the patient..."
        Critical Values include
          "...Critical Values for Clinical Chemistry;
          Critical Values for Therapeutic Drugs;
          Critical Values for Clinical Hematology;
          Critical Values for Clinical Microbiology;
          Critical Values for Blood Center..."
        For more information see Rush Medical Laboratories or the Rush University Medical Center



      Physician's Guide to Laboratory Test Selection & Interpretation

        ARUP CONSULT: THE PHYSICIAN'S GUIDE TO LABORATORY TEST SELECTION & INTERPRETATION - ARUP Laboratories Multimedia Physician's Guide to Laboratory Test Selection & Interpretation (Text & Images).
        Examples of ARUP's "Physician's Guide to Laboratory Test Selection & Interpretation" include
          "...Over 1,000 lab tests categorized for diagnostic decision making;
          Disease-related topics include background information, test ordering suggestions, and concise diagnostic advice;
          Diagnostic algorithms; etc..."
        Browse ARUP's Physician's Guide to Laboratory Test Selection & Interpretation by
          "...Disease Categories;
          Topics with Algorithms;
          Topic Names or Recent Updates..."
        Depending on Disease, Each Disease includes
          Clinical Background
            "...Epidemiology;
            Risk Factors Clinical Presentation;
            Pathophysiology;
            Diagnosis; Disease monitoring..."
          Indications for Ordering Test
            "...Test Name and Number;
            Recommended Use;
            Limitations;
            Follow Up..."
          References;
          Tests Available; etc.
        For more information see ARUP Laboratories



        LABCORP'S LABORATORY TESTS - LabCorp Multimedia Clinical Laboratory Tests Database (Text & Images).
        Examples of LabCorp's "Clinical Laboratory Tests Selection & Interpretation" include
          Synonyms;
          Container, Collection & Storage Instructions;
          Causes for Rejection;
          Reference Interval;
          Critical Values; etc..."
        Also includes
          Onocology: Diagnostic Immunohistochemical Staining Program. etc.;
          Genetics Screening, etc.;
          Default Testing: Microbiology, Parasitology, Microbiology, etc.;
          Coagulation Testing; etc.
        For more information see LabCorp



        QUEST DIAGNOSTICS LABORATORY TESTS - Quest Diagnostics Multimedia Clinical Laboratory Tests Database (Text & Images).
        Examples of Quest Diagnostics "Clinical Laboratory Tests Selection & Interpretation" Categories include
          Find a Test by: Test Name, Specialist or New Test;
          Interpretation & Selection Guides: by Condition; by Specialist; Algorithms; etc.
        For more information see Quest Diagnostics



        RCPA MANUAL - Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Multimedia Pathology Test Manual - Clinical Laboratory Tests Database (Text & Images).
        RCPA Manual
          "...The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results..."
        For more information see Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

          Examples from the "RCPA Manual" Sections & Subsections include

            Complete Clinical Problem Listing
            Complete Clinical Problem Listing
              "...presents pathology tests in the context of the clinical problems which give rise to the need for diagnostic information..."
            Depending Clinical Problem (Disease) Each Problem/Disease Name includes
              "...Appropriate Tests..."

            Complete Pathology Test Listing
            Complete Pathology Test Listing
              "...includes most of the tests available to the clinician..."
            Depending on Test, Each Test includes
              "...Specimen; Method;
              Reference Interval;
              Application;
              Interpretation; etc..."










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