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Lab result diagrams....

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by SouthSideSteve, Apr 26, 2006.

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  1. SouthSideSteve


    Apr 26, 2006
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    I saw this cartoon and the third one is a new one to me. I know the first is CBC, second is chem7 and last is coag. Is the third a differential?


    2 more stupid questions:

    1. do they have an offical name, I've heard them called many things.

    2. are there any others (ABGs?) or different styles? is there a site with other useful shorthand methods like these?

    Thanks in advance
  2. remedios

    remedios Senior Member

    Mar 17, 2006
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    It's the CMP that also includes TP, Alb, Bili (total/direct), ALT, AST, AP. I think that's the order that they are in in the cartoon. I can never remember them myself.

    Abgs are written usually as pH | pCO2 | pO2 | bicarb | O2 sat, FiO2

    Not sure about websites, if you find one I'd love to see it too :laugh:
  3. Hurricane

    Hurricane Senior Member

    Aug 14, 2005
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    Interesting, I've never seen the it written that way. Around these parts, we use the third skeleton, with alk phos and albumin above and below the horizontal line, transaminases at the tips of the diagonal lines, and total/direct bili in the triangle space.

    I just finished a critical care month, and the attending had a pet peeve about including bicarb in the ABG. Since it's a calculated value, she wanted to know the bicarb from the renal instead. Of course, this was in the ICU, where you could be sure the nursing staff would actually draw the renal and ABG at the same time if you asked them...
  4. fomites

    fomites Senior Member

    Apr 25, 2006
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    I think the third diagram is:

    T prot 6.2 alb 3.6
    T. Bili 0.3 D. Bili 0.1
    AST 32 ALT 30

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