By Anne M. Van Leeuwen, Marijke Vroomen-Durning, Debra J. Poelhuis
This is the data nurses and nursing scholars want to know approximately laboratory and diagnostic assessments! This nursing-focused, easy-to-read instruction manual offers the entire info you must know how assessments paintings, interpret their effects, and supply caliber sufferer care, together with assessing, tracking, and educating at each degree of care-pre-test, intra-test, and post-test. checks and methods are indexed in alphabetical order via their entire identify for speedy reference. The built-in index permits quick searches by way of abbreviation, synonym, disease/disorder, specimen style, or try category. Plus, a physique structures Appendix features a record of universal laboratory and diagnostic assessments for every physique method as good as nutrition-related lab assessments.
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Specimen should be transported tightly capped and in an ice slurry. 75 (75%) DESCRIPTION: A test of the ability of oxygen to diffuse from the alveoli into the lungs is of use when assessing a patient’s level of oxygenation. This test can help identify the cause of hypoxemia (low oxygen levels in the blood) and intrapulmonary shunting that might result from one of the following three situations: ventilated alveoli without perfusion, unventilated alveoli with perfusion, or collapse of alveoli and associated blood vessels.
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Depending on the results of this procedure, additional testing may be performed to evaluate or monitor progression of the disease process and determine the need for a change in therapy. Evaluate test results in relation to the patient’s symptoms and other tests performed. RELATED MONOGRAPHS: ➧ Related tests include allergen-specific IgE, α1-antitrypsin, α1-antitrypsin phenotyping, blood gases, chest x-ray, D-dimer, echocardiography, eosinophil count, fibrinogen, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, IgE, potassium, PFT, and sodium.