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1
Q

What tests do you do for drinking?

A

GGT, MCV and triglycerides

2
Q

What raises MCV

A

chronic alcohol XS

3
Q

How do you create serum osmolality

A

2 X the conc of Na

4
Q

what is the Osmolality gap

A

difference between calculated and measured osmolality

5
Q

How does ethanol induce gamma GT?

A

via the P450 system

6
Q

What is MCV

A

Mean Corpuscular Volume

7
Q

Normal range of serum osmolality

A

275-295 mmol/kg

8
Q

What are the toxic alcohols?

A

methanol, ethylene glycol

9
Q

What tests do you do for abdominal pain?

A

amylase

LFTs

10
Q

What tests do you do for vomiting?

A

Us and Es
LFTs
amylase
ABGs

11
Q

What tests do you do for haematemesis?

A

Us and Es
LFTs
PTR
lactate

12
Q

What tests do you do for acute drinking?

A

osmolality

osmolal gap

13
Q

What tests do you do for chronic drinking?

A

GGT
MCV
Triglycerides

14
Q

By what system does ethanol raise GGT?

A

P450 system