LAB VALUES TO MEMORIZE

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  1. Hb or Hgb
    Hemoglobin - measures capacity of blood to carry O2

    • Normal Values
    • Women: 12-16 g/dL
    • Men : 13.5 - 18 g/dL
  2. Hct
    Hematocrit - measures packed cell volume of RBC's -expressed as a percent of the total blood volume (cells not plasma)

    • Women: 38 - 47%
    • Men: 40-54%
  3. Total RBC count
    Counts number of circulating RBC's

    • Women 4-5 million/ul
    • Men 4.5 - 6 million/ul
  4. WBC count
    Differential
    • Measures total number of leukocytes
    • Differential shows whether each kind of WBC is present in its proper proportion

    • Total WBC - 4,000- 11,000/ ul
    • Neutrophils: 50-70%
    • Lymphocytes : 20-40%
    • Monocytes: 4-8%
    • Eosinophils 2-4%
    • Basophils 0-2%
  5. Platelets
    Measures number of platelets available to maintain clotting functions

    150,000-400,000/ul
  6. Cholesterol
    LDL
    Triglycerides
    • Cholesterol
    • < 200 is desirable >240 is high

    • LDL
    • <100 is optimal, 100-129 is good, >190 is very high

    • Triglycerides
    • <150 is desirable, >500 is very high

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