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A test which analyzes arterial blood for oxygen, carbon dioxide and bicarbonate content in addition to blood pH. This test is used to determine the effectiveness of respiration.
ABG - Arterial Blood Gas
Unique number given for each test request
Normally found in the human fetus., but abnormal levels of ____ may indicate a neural tube defect in an infant, or may indicate other fetal development problems. The test is preformed on the maternal serum. If results are abnormal, a test on the amniotic fluid will be used to confirm results.
AFP - alpha-fetoprotien
______ is a fraction of the specimen
Each ______ will have it's own tube for testing and is labeled with the same information as the original specimen.
When a specimen is collected, it may need to be divided to run several tests on it.
The practices of using antiseptics to eliminate the microorganisms that cause disease
An abnormal rate of Muscle contractions in the heart which may present as Bradycardia (too slow), Tachycardia (to fast) or irregular
_______ is used if the results are needed soon but are not required to prevent a patients death
ASAP - as soon as possible
The state of being free from disease-causing contaminants (i.e. bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites) or, preventing contact with microorganisms.
The absence of microorganisms, or by contrast, something that simply discourages the growth of microorganisms is antiseptic
Intraoperative blood salvage,also known ass _________ _________ __________ or cell salvage, is a medical procedure involving recovering blood lost during surgery and re-infusing it back into the patient. It is a major form of auto transfusion.
Autologous Blood Transfusion
Surface region of the body characterized by the front (or ventral area and including the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic cavities.
Smaller branches of arteries.
Highly oxygenated blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.
Artery or Arteries
Component of blood, the 3 main types of circulating blood cells are erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes.
Microscopic blood vessels that carry blood and link arterioles to venules.
Body System that provides for rapid transport of water, nutrients, electrolytes, hormones, enzymes, antibodies, cells, and gases to all cells of the body.
Remaining the same.. or referred to as a steady-state condition, it is a normal state that allows the body to stay in a helathy balance by continually compenstating with necessary changes.
1. Subclavian vein 2. Brachial vein 3. Axiallary vein 4. Cephalic Vein 5. BAsilic vein 6. Median cubital vein.
Major Arm Veins
Serves as a connection between the cephalic and basilic veins
The Superficial Median Cubital Vein