What do the initals for the tests mean?

  1. I really hope someone can help me! I am so confused. I am working on my ADPIE right now. I have to wite down all the tests my paitent had done, the normal ranges of the tests and the reason for the test. I have no idea what the tests are!! They are all initals and all I know is RBC and WBC!! Is there a link or a book I can purchase?? My nursing plan is due Monday 10-10, so I need to get my butt in gear!! Thanks so much!!

    Eileen
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   sirI
    Hello, Eileen,

    What are the initials?
  4. by   truern
    Eileen, do a fast search online so you can get that careplan done!!

    I use Lab and Diagnostic Tests w/nsg implications by Joyce LeFever Kee

    ISBN 0-13-030519-7

    Good luck with your careplan
  5. by   Achoo!
    CBC- complete blood count
    Hbg- hemoglobin
    Hct- hematocrit
    Plt- Platelet

    Those are related to the ones you posted. What else is there??
  6. by   betsyMT2003
    You might be interested in checking out these websites - I use them sometimes for work (medical transcription) and I find them to be very helpful! Hope they help you too...

    www.labtestsonline.org

    www.medilexicon.com

    Wanted to add one more that I just found that looks pretty good - just enter the test you want in the search field.

    http://www.questdiagnostics.com/comm...cm_ss_srch.jsp
    Last edit by betsyMT2003 on Oct 6, '05
  7. by   got4babygirls
    There 8 I do not know. PT, INR, HGB, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, MPV.
    Thanks guys, you are always so helpful!!
    Eileen

    Quote from siri
    Hello, Eileen,

    What are the initials?
  8. by   WSU_Ally_RN
    my suggestion would be to get a good lab manual book. the labs are not always in your main text books, and lab book is SO much easier to lug around to clinicals... we use the lab and diagnostic test handbook by gaedeke here at school, and it is so easy to use! good luck!
  9. by   sirI
    [QUOTE=got4babygirls][font=Comic Sans MS]There 8 I do not know. PT, INR, HGB, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, MPV.
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]Hello, got4babygirls,
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]PT=protime
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]INR=International Normalized Ratio
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]HGB= hemoglobin
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]MCV= mean corpuscular volume
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]MCH=mean corpuscular hemoglobin
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]MCHC=mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]RDW=red cell distribution
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]MPV=mean platelet volume
  10. by   got4babygirls
    Thank you Siri!! You rock!!!

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    got4babygirls, [/size]
    [font=Comic Sans MS]
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]PT=protime
    [font=Comic Sans MS]
    [font=Comic Sans MS]INR=International Normalized Ratio
    [font=Comic Sans MS]
    [font=Comic Sans MS]HGB= hemoglobin
    [font=Comic Sans MS]
    [font=Comic Sans MS]MCV= mean corpuscular volume
    [font=Comic Sans MS]
    [font=Comic Sans MS]MCH=mean corpuscular hemoglobin
    [font=Comic Sans MS]
    [font=Comic Sans MS]MCHC=mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
    [font=Comic Sans MS]
    [font=Comic Sans MS]RDW=red cell distribution
    [font=Comic Sans MS]
    [font=Comic Sans MS]MPV=mean platelet volume
  11. by   sirI
    Quote from got4babygirls
    [font=Comic Sans MS]Thank you Siri!! You rock!!!
    No problemo. Glad I could help you, got4babygirls.
  12. by   Tweege
    Quote from got4babygirls
    I really hope someone can help me! I am so confused. I am working on my ADPIE right now. I have to wite down all the tests my paitent had done, the normal ranges of the tests and the reason for the test. I have no idea what the tests are!! They are all initals and all I know is RBC and WBC!! Is there a link or a book I can purchase?? My nursing plan is due Monday 10-10, so I need to get my butt in gear!! Thanks so much!!

    Eileen

    Here is a website for abbreviations: http://www.acronymfinder.com I found this through allnurses. Best wishes completeing your care plan, I'm doing the same thing.

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