Lab Values

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Nursing assessment Lab values: (MOSBY'S Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference, 9th edition, Pagana Pagana, 2009)

White blood cell count (WBC):

5,000-10,000/mm^3 (or 5-10 x 10^9/ L)

Red blood cell count (RBC):

Adult-
Female: 4.2- 5.4 x 10^12 /L
Male: 4.7- 6.1 x 10^12 /L

Hemoglobin (Hgb):

Adult-
Female: 12-16 g/dL
Male: 14-18 g/dL

Hematocrit (Hct):

Adult-
Female: 37-47%
Male: 42-52%

Prothrombin time (PT):

11.0- 12.5 seconds; 85%- 100%

Full anticoagulant therapy: > 1.5- 2 times control value; 20%- 30%

International normalized ratio (INR):

0.8- 1.1

Activated partial prothromboplastin time (aPTT):

30- 40 seconds

Pt. receiving anticoagulation therapy: 1.5- 2.5 times control value in seconds

Platelet count:

Adult-
150,000- 400,000/ mm^3
(or 150- 400 x 10^9/ L)

Potassium (K+):

3.5- 5.0 mEq/L (3.5- 5.0 mmol/L)

Sodium (Na+):

136- 145 mEq/L (136- 145 mmol/L)

Chloride (Cl-):

98- 106 mEq/L (98- 106 mmol/L)

Calcium (Ca), total:

9.0- 10.5 mg/dL (2.25- 2.75 mmol/L)

Magnesium (Mg):

1.3- 2.1 mEq/L (0.65- 1.05 mmol/L)

Serum Creatinine:

Adult-
Female:0.5- 1.1 mg/dL
Male:0.6- 1.2 mg/dL

Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN):

Adult-
10- 20 mg/dL

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT):

Adult-
4-36 units/L @ 37*C

Asparate aminotransferase (AST):

Adult-
0-35 units/ L
(or 0-0.58 uKat/ L)

(ABGs) pH:

Adult/ Child-
7.35- 7.45

(ABGs) pH; venous:

7.31- 7.41

(ABGs) PCO2:

Adult/ Child-
35- 45 mm Hg

(ABGs) PCO2; venous:

40- 50 mm Hg

(ABGs) HCO3:

Adult/ Child-
21- 29 mEq/L

(ABGs) PO2:

Adult/ Child-
80- 100 mm Hg

(ABGs) PO2; venous:

40- 50 mm Hg

(ABGs) O2 Saturation:

Adult/ Child-
95%- 100%

(ABGs) O2 Content:

Arterial- 15- 22 vol %
Venous- 11- 16 vol %

(ABGs) Base excess:

0 +/- 2 mEq/L

Cholesterol:

Adult/ Elderly-
< 200 mg/ dL

Triglycerides (TGs):

Adult/ Elderly-
Female: 35- 135 mg/ dL
Male: 40- 160 mg/ dL

High-density lipoproteins (HDL):

Adult-
Female: > 55 mg/ dL
Male: >45 mg/ dL

Low-density lipoproteins (LDL):

Adult-
60- 180 mg/ dL

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