The nurse is reviewing the laboratory results of an assigned patient. The serum bilirubin is 2.8
mg/dL. The nurse anticipates that the patient’s urine will display which finding?
Low specific gravity
Very scant amount
Normal serum bilirubin is 0.1 to 1.2 mg/dL. Jaundice is present at readings above 2.5 mg/dL.
The patient who is jaundiced will have dark, tea-colored urine. Specific gravity refers to the
concentration of the urine. The amount and odor of urine will not be directly influenced by the
MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE 3RD EDITION DEWIT TEST BANK
Cognitive Level: Application
TOP: Liver Disorder: Assessment
KEY: Nursing Process Step: Assessment
MSC: NCLEX: Health Promotion and Maintenance
The nurse is caring for a patient who is complaining of postoperative gas pain. What
intervention should nurse implement?