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Mnemonic to remember differential leukocyte count in terms of most abundant to least abundant:

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Neutrophils 54%-62%

Lymphocytes 25%-33%

Monocytes 3%-7%

Eosinophils 1%-3%

Basophils 0-1%

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Prothrombin time

11-15 seconds

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Calcium, serum (Ca2+)

8.4-10.2 mg/dL

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Protein , Total

6.0-7.8 g/dL

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Segmented neutrophils

54%-62%

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Bilirubin, serum (adult) Total // Direct

0.1-1.0 mg/dL // 0.0-0.3 mg/dL

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Bands

3-5%

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Urea nitrogen, serum

7-18 mg/dL

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Bicarbonate (HCO3–)

22-28 mEq/L

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Serum Albumin

3.5-5.5 g/dL

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Glucose, serum

Fasting?

2h- postprandial?

Fasting: 70-110 mg/dL

2-h postprandial: < 120 mg/dL

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Partial thromboplastin time

25-40 seconds

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Basophils

0%-0.75%

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Platelet count

150,000-400,000/mm3

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Eosinophils

1-3%

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Monocytes

3-7%

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Lymphocytes

25%-33%

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Cholesterol, serum

Rec:<200 mg/dL

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Mean corpuscular volume

80-100 μm3

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Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), serum

Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), serum

8-20 U/L

8-20 U/L

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Sodium (Na+)

136-145 mEq/L

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Potassium (K+)

3.5-5.0 mEq/L

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Creatinine, serum

0.6-1.2 mg/dL

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Hematocrit

Male: 41%-53%

Female: 36%-46%

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Total Leukocyte count

4500-11,000/mm3

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Hemoglobin, blood

Male: 13.5-17.5 g/dL

Female: 12.0-16.0 g/dL

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Phosphatase (alkaline), serum

20-70 U/L

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Bleeding time

2-7 minutes

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Reticulocyte count

0.5%-1.5%

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Chloride (Cl–)

95-105 mEq/L