What do lab values mean?
Lab values are used to determine a patient’s overall health and well-being. There are many factors that can affect a patient’s result and lab values but some of the most common factors are gender, age, race, the medicines taken, and the presence of any underlying condition(s).
What is a normal range?
Listen to pronunciation. (NOR-mul raynj) In medicine, a set of values that a doctor uses to interpret a patient’s test results. The normal range for a given test is based on the results that are seen in 95% of the healthy population.
What is abnormal blood cells?
Abnormal levels of red blood cells, hemoglobin, or hematocrit may be a sign of anemia, heart disease, or too little iron in your body. Low white cell count may be a sign of an autoimmune disorder, bone marrow disorder, or cancer. High white cell count may be a sign of an infection or a reaction to medicine.
How do you read lab values?
Lab results are often shown as a set of numbers known as a reference range. A reference range may also be called “normal values.” You may see something like this on your results: “normal: 77-99mg/dL” (milligrams per deciliter). Reference ranges are based on the normal test results of a large group of healthy people.
What is a normal result?
Your lab results may also include one of these terms: Negative or normal, which means the disease or substance being tested was not found. Positive or abnormal, which means the disease or substance was found.
How to understand your lab results?
Store all test components according to the manufacturer’s instructions until ready for use.
What are normal lab results?
Normal Range Values (Male) Normal Range Values (Female) WBC. Number of white blood cells. 3.5-10.5 x 109/L. 3.5-10.5 x 109/L. RBC. Number of red blood cells. 4.7 to 6.1 million cells/mcL.
How do I access my lab test results?
STAT and Critical Sample Testing. PHO’s laboratory is committed to prioritizing testing to assist health-care providers in making swift patient care decisions in an urgent or emergency circumstance (“STAT”).
How to write lab values shorthand?
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