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ordered in sets of two, one bottle is blue, aerobic (with air) and one bottle is red, anaerobic (without air)
clinical chemistry testing
measures levels of substances found normally in the human blood that have biological functions, measures non functional waste products, substances that indicate cell damage or disease, measures drugs or toxins
normal or reference value
range of normal values for a particular chemistry test from healthy individuals
commonly performed test, essential components of cells and body fluids. Some made by body, others acquired from diet. provides info about hydration, nutrition and liver function.
aka lytes, Na, K+, Cl and bicarbonate. important in transporting of substances into and out of cells
the presence of abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood, occurs in parathyroidism, bone cancer, hormone disorders
abnormally low level of calcium in the blood, can cause tetany, occurs in hypothyroidism, Vitamin D decrease kidney disease
surplus amino acid that is converted to urea and is excreted by the kidneys as a waste product, influenced by diet and hormones
Liver function test, LFT
measurements of liver enzymes and other substances in the blood, a group of tests to show how well your liver is performing
thyroid function test
(TFT), blood test used to measure the levels of T3, T4, and TSH in the bloodstream to assist in determining thyroid function.
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