Ch 19: Clinical Test Results - Cells and Blood Proteins: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Clinical Test Results - Electrolytes, Cells and Blood Proteins chapter of this College Pathophysiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master clinical test results related to electrolytes, cells and blood proteins. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of clinical test results related to electrolytes, cells and blood proteins.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college pathology material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding anemia, blood proteins, CBC tests and electrolyte levels.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about clinical test results for electrolytes, cells and blood proteins.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Clinical Test Results - Electrolytes, Cells and Blood Proteins chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Clinical Test Results - Electrolytes, Cells and Blood Proteins chapter exam to be prepared.
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Students will review:

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?

11 Lessons in Chapter 19: Clinical Test Results - Cells and Blood Proteins: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Important Proteins and Their Flux in the Blood and Urine

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.

Red Blood Cells: Important Measurements

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.

Macrocytic Anemia: Definition and Causes

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.

Normocytic Anemia: Definition and Causes

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.

Microcytic Anemia: Definition and Causes

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.

CBC Test: White Blood Cells

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.

Platelets and Coagulation Tests

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.

Potassium Bromide: Formula & Side Effects

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.

Potassium Chromate: Uses & Formula

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.

What is Potassium Chloride? - Uses, Formula & Side Effects

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.

What is Albumin? - Definition & Levels

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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