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15 terms

Phlebotomy Ch. 11

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aerobic
with air
anaerobic
without air
autologous
blood that is donated for one's own use
bacteremia
bacteria in the blood
chain of custody
special strict protocol for forensic specimens that requires detailed documentation tracking the specimen from the time it is collected until the results are reported
compatibility
ability to be mixed together with favorable results, as in blood transfusions
hyper/hypoglycemia
a condition in which the blood sugar is either too high or too low
hyper/hypokalemia
either a high or low concentration of potassium in the blood
hyper/hyponatremia
either a high or low level of sodium in the blood
hypoxemia
a low level of oxygen in the blood
lookback
program that requires all components of a unit of blood to be traceable back to the donor and that also requires notification to all blood recipients when a donor for a blood product they have received has turned positive for a transmissible disease
lysis
rupturing, as in the bursting of red blood cells
peak level
drug level collected when the highest serum concentration of the drug is anticipated
septicemia
microorganisms or their toxins in the blood
trough level
drug level collected when the lowest serum concentration of the drug is expected, usually immediately prior to administration of the next scheduled dose.