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1

What tests do you do for drinking?

GGT, MCV and triglycerides

2

What raises MCV

chronic alcohol XS

3

How do you create serum osmolality

2 X the conc of Na

4

what is the Osmolality gap

difference between calculated and measured osmolality

5

How does ethanol induce gamma GT?

via the P450 system

6

What is MCV

Mean Corpuscular Volume

7

Normal range of serum osmolality

275-295 mmol/kg

8

What are the toxic alcohols?

methanol, ethylene glycol

9

What tests do you do for abdominal pain?

amylase
LFTs

10

What tests do you do for vomiting?

Us and Es
LFTs
amylase
ABGs

11

What tests do you do for haematemesis?

Us and Es
LFTs
PTR
lactate

12

What tests do you do for acute drinking?

osmolality
osmolal gap

13

What tests do you do for chronic drinking?

GGT
MCV
Triglycerides

14

By what system does ethanol raise GGT?

P450 system