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Name __Erica Johnson_______________________________Date __12/2/20_____________ScenarioS.M. is a 68-year-old man who is being seen at your clinic for routine health maintenance and healthpromotion. He reports that he has been feeling well and has no specific complaints, except for sometrouble “emptying my bladder.” Vital signs at this visit are 148/88, 82, 16, 96.9° F (36.1° C). He had acomplete blood count and complete metabolic panel completed 1 week before his visit, and theresults are listed in the chart.Chart ViewLaboratory Test ResultsSodium140 mEq/L (140 mmol/L)Potassium4.2 mEq/L (4.2 mmol/L)Chloride100 mEq/L (100 mmol/L)Bicarbonate26 mEq/L (26 mmol/L)BUN19 mg/dL (6.8 mmol/L)Creatinine0.8 mg/dL (72 mcmol/L)Glucose94 mg/dL (5.2 mmol/L)RBC5.2 million/mm3(5.2 x 1012/L)WBC7400/mm3(7.4 x 109/L)Hgb15.2 g/dL (152 g/L)Hct46%Platelets348,000/mm3(348 x 109/L)Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)4.23 ng/mL (4.23 mcg/L)UrinalysisWithin normal limits1. What can you tell S.M. about his lab work?S.M.’s Sodium Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate, BUN, creatinine , Glucose, RBC, WBC,Hgb-Hct, Platelets, and Urinalysis all came back within normal ranges for his age and demographic.The Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is also elevated.2. What is the significance of the PSA result?Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test measures the glycoprotein in the blood called prostate-specific antigen. The test is used as a tumor marker to screen for and monitor prostate cancer.Prostate cancer typically causes the PSA to rise; however, an elevated PSA result doesn’t alwaysindicate a male has prostate cancer.

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Spring
Professor
clincial
Tags
Urology, Prostate cancer, S M

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