Upon completion of this section, you will have mastered the following learning objectives:
- Give the normal values for each of the following laboratory tests:
- Indicate the importance of each of the following electrolytes in maintaining various body functions:
- Identify clinical conditions that can produce an increase or decrease in each of the following electrolytes:
- Indicate the primary role of glucose in the body.
- Name the primary condition responsible for an elevated serum glucose.
- Recognize clinical conditions that can produce an increase or decrease in each of the following enzymes:
- Name the physiologic mechanism responsible for bilirubin production.
- Indicate clinical conditions that can produce an increased bilirubin.
- Describe the normal physiology associated with the production of the following substances:
- Identify the significance of an elevation in the following substances:
- Recognize the clinical conditions that can cause the following laboratory manifestations:
- Indicate the two measurements that are normally given for the WBCs.
- Identify the role of each of the following types of WBCs and indicate the significance of an increase in each:
- Recognize the significance of each of the following microbiology tests:
- Classify common bacteria according to their gram stain.