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Unformatted text preview: Complete blood count (CBC) To detect hemorrhage, dietary deficiencies, anemia, hydration status, coagulation ability, and infection Electrolytes To ESESS electrolyte balance and guide the administration oFfluid and electrolyte therapy Blood type and crossmatch To determine blood type before donating or receiving blood BUN and creatinine To measure renal function Pulmonary function test To afiess lungs and pulmonary reserve beFore anesthesia, to assess response to bronchodilator therapy, and to detect pulmonary deficiencies Chest x— ray To obtain information about the heart and lungs and the bone structure and large blood vessels in the chest Blood glucose To directly measure blood glucose and evaluate diabetic patients ALT (formerly SGPT), H To identify alterations in liverfiJnction Coagulation studies To evaluate clotting mechanisms Electr'ocard iogram To evaluate dysrhythmias, conduction defects, myocardial injuries and damage, and pericardial disease Urinalysis To detect urinary tract disease, and to gain basic information about kidney fimction and other metabolic processes Human chorionic gonad otropin To detect pregnancy ...
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