Chemistry test used to assess an early diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Chemistry test to assess nutritional status.
Chemistry test used to assess liver function and bone disorders.
Chemistry test used to assess acute pancreatitis
Lack of circulating RBC in bloodstream.
Arterial Blood Gases
Test performed by a respiratory technician using an arterial puncture; used to assess the amount of O2, CO2, pH level and O2 saturation of the blood.
Presence of bacteria in the blood.
Chemistry test to assess liver function.
Bacteriolocical test used to isolate and indentify infectious pathogens.
Bone Marrow Aspiration
Sample of bone marrow is withdrawn by the physician and examined by the lab technician for blood cell evaluation.
Series of chemistry tests to evaluate enzymes produced by damaged cardiac muscle.
Machine which spins test tubes at high speeds, causing the heavier particles to settle to the bottom, and the lighter particles to rise to the top of the solution.
Chemistry test to detect amount of lipids in bloodstream.
Anticoagulant medication; delays blod clotting.
Creatinine Phosphokinase; Chemistry test to assess cardiac and/or liver damage.
Chemistry test to assess kidney function.
Anticoagulant medication; delays blood clotting.
Tissue swelling; Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues.
Components in blood necessary for cellular activity; Test to evaluate acid-base balance (renal function); includes Ca, Na, Cl, K+.
Protein substance which forms a web like network of protein strands that helps in clot formation.
Fibrin Split Products
Coagulation test to measure the breakdown products of fibrin and fibrinogen.
Plasma protein that is converted into fibrin during clotting process.
Bubbles formed in a vacuum tube of blood usually caused by improper venipuncture.
Glucose Tolerance Test
GTT; Chemistry test taken at specific intervals after the ingestion of 100gm of glucose for the diagnosis of hypoglycemia or diabetes mellitus.
Study of blood and blood forming tissues.
Elevated concentration of the blood due to prolonged tourniquet application or excessive squeezing of a capillary puncture site.
Destruction of RBC's.
Chemical added to some vacuum tubes and capillary tubes to prevent coagulation (anticoagulant).
Blood serum that is hemolyzed and red or orange in appearance.
Bacteriocidal solution used to prepare site for blood culture collection.
Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity
Chemistry test to assess RBC ability to carry and bind with iron, which is necessary for transportation of Oxygen in the blood (TIBC).
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Inadequate supply of iron to form normal RBC.
Lactic Dehydrogenase; Chemistry test to assess MI, liver disease or metastatic cancer.
Abnormal amount of fat in the blood.
Blood serum which is cloudy in appearance; may be caused by excessive fat in blood.
Series of chemistry tests to assess liver function; includes SGOT, SGPT, Bilirubinm Alkaline Phosphatase.
The space (opening) within a vessel or tube; the open part of a needle through which blood flows.
Veins of the hands.
Veins of the feet.
To have been touched.
To feel; to examin by touch; feeling for a vein and being able to judge depth, diameter, patency, and direction.
The state of being freely open; a vein is patent is it still retains it's elasticity and has no blockage from scarring or bruising.
Inadequate supply of B-12 causes RBC to not be able to carry O2.
Inflammation of a vein.
Condition where there are too many RBC's.
Pertaining to after a meal.
Pertaining to a meal.
Toxic infection of the blood.
Chemistry test to assess liver, heart or skeletal muscle disease.
Chemistry test to assess liver damage.
Sickle Cell Anemia
Congenital anemia occuring primarily among Africans, wherein the RBC's hav a sickle shape due to a defect in Hemoglobin.
Serology test to detect the presence of treponema pallidum, the organism which causes Syphilis. Also called RPR, STS, AND VDRL.
Inflammation of a vein with clot formation.
Chemistry tests performed to evaluate the function of the thyroid gland; includes T3, T4, T7, TSH AND PBI.
The act of piercing through an object with a pointed weapon (transfixion of a vein).
Chemistry test to measure the amount of circulating lipids in the blood.
Chemistry test to measure Uric Acid in blood, a by-product of metabolism, increased in gout, uremia and acidosis.