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By Anne M. Van Leeuwen, Marijke Vroomen-Durning, Debra J. Poelhuis

Here is the data nurses and nursing scholars want to know approximately laboratory and diagnostic exams! This nursing-focused, easy-to-read instruction manual presents the entire details you must know the way checks paintings, interpret their effects, and supply caliber sufferer care, together with assessing, tracking, and instructing at each level of care-pre-test, intra-test, and post-test. exams and techniques are indexed in alphabetical order via their entire identify for fast reference. The built-in index permits speedy searches by means of abbreviation, synonym, disease/disorder, specimen sort, or try class. Plus, a physique structures Appendix incorporates a record of universal laboratory and diagnostic assessments for every physique process as good as nutrition-related lab checks.

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Allergen-Specific Immunoglobulin E SYNONYM/ACRONYM: Allergen profile, radioallergosorbent test (RAST). 5 mL for each additional individual allergen) collected in a red- or tiger-top tube. 50 1 2 3 4 5 6 70–109 110–219 220–599 600–1999 2000–5999 Greater than 5999 Units/L DESCRIPTION: Allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) or a radioallergosorbent test (RAST) is generally requested for groups of allergens commonly known to incite an allergic response in the affected individual. The test is based on the use of a radiolabeled anti-IgE reagent to detect IgE in the patient’s serum, produced in response to specific allergens.

Depending on the results of this procedure, additional testing may be performed to evaluate or monitor progression of the disease process and determine the need for a change in therapy. Evaluate test results in relation to the patient’s symptoms and other tests performed. RELATED MONOGRAPHS: ➧ Related tests include acetaminophen, ammonia, AST, bilirubin, biopsy liver, cholangiography percutaneous transhepatic, electrolytes, GGT, hepatitis antigens and antibodies, LDH, liver and spleen scan, and US liver.

Protocols may vary from facility to facility. Under medical direction, the patient should avoid diuretics, antihypertensive drugs and herbals, and cyclic progestogens and estrogens for 2 to 4 wk before the test. INTRATEST: PRETEST: ➧ Positively identify the patient using at least two unique identifiers ➧ Ensure that the patient has complied with dietary, medication, and pretesting preparations regarding activity. com A 22 A Davis’s Comprehensive Laboratory and Diagnostic Handbook—with Nursing Implications ➧ If the patient has a history of allergic reaction to latex, avoid the use of equipment containing latex.

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