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Nursing Lab Values Part 2 of 4
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D- Dimer: Expected Normal Range =
less than 0.4 mcg/ml (Which is "Negative" or Normal Result).
D-Dimer greater than 0.4 mcg/ml???
Indicates there may be a " blood clot" in the body (Example: DVT, PE, DIC) Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, and Disseminated intravascular coagulation.
Platelets (thrombocytes) normal range:
150,000-400,00 mm3.... (Note to make easy to remember say " I'm throwing a big party and need 150-400 plates to feed everyone").
Platelets (Lower Levels) causes of this include:
Hemorrhage, Leukemia, and Splenomegaly.
Platelets (Higher levels) causes of this include:
Polycythemia, inflammatory diseases (like: RA, and IBD), Infection, cancer and splenectomy.
LOW PLATELETS ARE A HIGH RISK OF WHAT?????
WBC (White Blood Cells) Normal Range:
*** Leukopenia: (WBC) Less than 4,000 causes include=
Autoimmune disease, bone marrow suppression, and drug toxicity.
Leukocytosis (WBC) Greater than 10,000: Causes include =
Infection and Inflammation
Red Blood Cells RBCs (Females):
Red Blood Cells RBCs (Males):
Lower Levels: Of RBCs (Red Blood Cells) Causes include =
Anemia, Hemorrhage, and kidney disease
Higer Levels: Of RBCs (Red Blood Cells) causes include:
Polycythemia, and severe Dehydration.
Cholesterol (total): Expected Range =
Less than 200mg/dL
(Total) Cholesterol Level greater than 200mg/dL indicates?
Increased risk for atherosclerosis, heart disease, and myocardial infarction. Note: Total Cholesterol incorporates: LDL= Low Density Lipoprotein, HDL= High Density Lipoprotein, and Triglyceride Levels.
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