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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What is the importance of calcium, chloride, potassium and sodium in diagnostic testing?
- What types of proteins can be found in blood or urine?
- How are red blood cells measured?
- What are the different types and causes of anemia?
- What health-related factors can influence a white blood cell count?
- How do coagulation and platelet tests help doctors diagnose disease?
1. Important Proteins and Their Flux in the Blood and Urine
This lesson will discuss two types of protein found in your blood, known as albumin and hemoglobin. We will discuss what their increases or decreases in the blood or urine may indicate in a person.
2. Red Blood Cells: Important Measurements
This lesson will discuss many red blood cell related values found on a complete blood count, including RBC, Reticulocytes, Hct, PCV, MCV, MCH, MCHC, and RDW, as well as their importance.
3. Macrocytic Anemia: Definition and Causes
This lesson will go over the different types and causes of macrocytic anemia. This will include a discussion of something known as megaloblastic anemia as well.
4. Normocytic Anemia: Definition and Causes
This lesson will discuss the major and interesting causes of normocytic anemia. Using terms such as RDW, MCV, and anemia of chronic disease you'll gain an appreciation for why normocytic anemia may occur.
5. Microcytic Anemia: Definition and Causes
This lesson explores microcytic anemia as well as two possible causes: iron deficiency anemia and thalassemia. We will also discuss important bloodwork values such as MCV and MCHC.
6. CBC Test: White Blood Cells
This lesson will discuss the white blood cell count, which cells comprise it, and what important things may cause their levels to elevate or decrease. We'll also cover something known as a left shift.
7. Platelets and Coagulation Tests
This lesson will discuss three major tests related to coagulation: platelet count, PT, and PTT. We'll also look at how to interpret these tests together in order to figure out what disease process may be occurring.
8. Potassium Bromide: Formula & Side Effects
In this lesson, you will learn about potassium bromide. We will review the basics, describe how the formula and weight are determined, and depict some of its common uses.
9. Potassium Chromate: Uses & Formula
Despite its severe toxicity to human health, there are many different uses for the chemical compound potassium chromate. Learn about potassium chromate, its uses, and its chemical formula.
10. What is Potassium Chloride? - Uses, Formula & Side Effects
Potassium chloride is a simple compound, but it affects many areas of our lives like our health, food and even our environment. Is potassium chloride a dangerous chemical? In this lesson, we will answer this question and learn all about potassium chloride.
11. What is Albumin? - Definition & Levels
There are numerous proteins that help the body maintain balance. This lesson examines one such protein, albumin, and discusses normal levels as well as aliments that may cause albumin levels to be too high or too low.
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Other chapters within the Pathophysiology: Help and Review course
- The Basic Components of Pathophysiology: Help and Review
- The Consequences of an Aberrant Immune System: Help and Review
- The Pathophysiology of Neoplasia: Help and Review
- Skin-Related Pathology: Help and Review
- Trauma and Injury to the Nervous System: Help and Review
- Major Disorders Involving the Nervous System: Help and Review
- Congenital Cardiovascular Defects: Help and Review
- Acquired Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Help and Review
- Pathologies of the Respiratory System: Help and Review
- Important Renal Anatomy and Physiology: Help and Review
- Diseases of the Urinary System: Help and Review
- Conditions Affecting the Gastrointestinal System: Help and Review
- Metabolic Derangements: Help and Review
- Blood Disorders - Anemia: Help and Review
- Hematological Maladies: Help and Review
- Blood Cancers: Help and Review
- Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System: Help and Review
- Reproductive System Disorders: Help and Review
- Clinical Test Results - Organ Function and Health: Help and Review
- Clinical Tests for Electrolyte Levels