Lab value tree

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    On some charts I see that there is one line wrote horizontal with a y on end of the line and some vertical lines for writing lab values. I also have seen a different one for hemoglobin and hematocrit, can anyone tell me what goes where or refer me to a link that shows me? Thanks in advance. A nursing student.
    Last edit by HoosierMale on Feb 10, '08
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    Look at one in a chart notice the numbers, (values), written in the 'slots' and see if you can figure it out. I have seen them written two ways for chemistries. The Sodium, (Na) in the upper left corner, with the Potassium, (K), below. The chloride, (Cl), in the upper middle, with the Carbon Dioxide below, (CO2), the BUN in the upper left, with the Creatinine in the lower left. The glucose is in the bracket to the right. The other way is the + ions on the left, Na, with K below, the - ions next, Cl with CO2 below.

    The Hematlogy one has one less slot with the Hemogloblin in the upper left, with the Hemocrit in the lower left. The WBCs in the upper right, with the RBCs in the lower right. The platelets are in the bracket to the right
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    Quote from IndySkies
    Look at one in a chart notice the numbers, (values), written in the 'slots' and see if you can figure it out. I have seen them written two ways for chemistries. The Sodium, (Na) in the upper left corner, with the Potassium, (K), below. The chloride, (Cl), in the upper middle, with the Carbon Dioxide below, (CO2), the BUN in the upper left, with the Creatinine in the lower left. The glucose is in the bracket to the right. The other way is the + ions on the left, Na, with K below, the - ions next, Cl with CO2 below.

    The Hematlogy one has one less slot with the Hemogloblin in the upper left, with the Hemocrit in the lower left. The WBCs in the upper right, with the RBCs in the lower right. The platelets are in the bracket to the right
    Thanks! I didn't have a chart to try to figure it our from. Thank you!
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    Here's the two that I've seen
    CBC wbc>hgb<plt
    hct

    CMP Na l cl l BUN<glucose
    K l CO2 l creatinine

    Just make sure that you double check with the actual lab results because either the MD puts the results in the wrong spots or I've seen some MD's make there own graph.
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    this is another thread on allnurses that discussed this:


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