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Appendix II: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Laboratory Tests 1
Measurement of the amount of albumin (protein) in both the serum and the urine.
Test to determine whether infection is present in the bloodstream.
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
Measurement of the amount of urea (nitrogen-containing waste material) in serum.
Measurement of the cerebrospinal fluid for protein, sugar, and blood cells.
Measurement of the amount of cholesterol (substance found in animal fats and oils, egg yolks, and milk) in serum or plasma
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Determination of the numbers of leukocytes (WBC), erythrocytes (RBC), and platelets (clotting cells)
Identification of microorganisms in special laboratory medium (fluid, solid or semisolid material)
Measurement of the amount of creatinine, a nitrogen-containing waste material, in serum of plasma.
Determination of the concentration of electrolytes (chemical substances capable of conduction an electric current) in serum or whole blood.