what is SMAC?

  1. preop lab studies include SMAC

    I have checked online medical dictionary

    Acronym finder - the only item that seems like it
    might be SMAC is "Sorbitol MacConkey Agar"

    I've checked google, it produces SMAC with some
    lab studies, but it doesn't explain what SMAC
    stands for.

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  3. by   Psqrd
    Its just a basic chemistry panel...old term used to be also a "SMAC 7"
  4. by   GingerSue

    I've also seen it referred to as SMAC 12 or SMAC 20,

    what does SMAC stand for?
  5. by   Kyrshamarks
    SMAC: Sequential multi-channel analysis with computer. It is a chem 7. Due to the changes in medicare a few years ago (about 10 plus actaully), the doctors have to order the tests individually. That is mopw why the generally order a BMP or a CMP a former chem 7 or a chem 20. SMAC is just another term for it.
  6. by   Psqrd
    Just got off the horn with my lab geek buddy who tells me that SMAC stands for "Sequential Multi channel analyzer and the C stood for computer it was one of the first chemistry analyzers made...he says that he is pretty sure would bet the car but not the house that this right.
    hope this helps P
  7. by   sirI
    Sequential Multiple Analyzer with Computer = SMAC
  8. by   GingerSue
    I also found Sequential Multiple Analyzer Computer listed
    on a Health Management sheet of abbreviations and acronyms.
  9. by   NRSKarenRN
    sequential multiple analyzer with computer = smac + # afterwards indicated number of tests:
    bmp= basic metabolic panel

    now bmp (prior cheme 7, sma7, renal panel) = bun, na, k+, cl, co2, glucose, creatine

    sma12 = albumin , alkaline phos, bilirubin (total), bun, calcium , cholesterol, creatinine , glucose , phosphorus , sgot , total protein , uric acid

    sma 20/ cheme 20 = (needed to look up as haven't drawn in while)
    usually drawn fasting in am
    albumin: 3.9 to 5.0 g/dl
    alkaline phosphatase: 44 to 147 iu/l
    alt (alanine transaminase): 8 to 37 iu/l
    ast (aspartate aminotransferase): 10 to 34 iu/l
    bun (blood urea nitrogen): 7 to 20 mg/dl
    calcium - serum: 8.5 to 10.9 mg/dl
    serum chloride: 101 to 111 mmol/l
    co2 (carbon dioxide): 20 to 29 mmol/l
    creatinine: 0.8 to 1.4 mg/dl **
    direct bilirubin: 0.0 to 0.3 mg/dl
    gamma-gt (gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase): 0 to 51 iu/l
    glucose test: 64 to 128 mg/dl
    ldh (lactate dehydrogenase): 105 to 333 iu/l
    phosphorus - serum: 2.4 to 4.1 mg/dl
    potassium test: 3.7 to 5.2 meq/l
    serum sodium: 136 to 144 meq/l
    total bilirubin: 0.2 to 1.9 mg/dl
    total cholesterol: 100 to 240 mg/dl
    total protein: 6.3 to 7.9 g/dl
    uric acid: 4.1 to 8.8 mg/dl

    good info on lab tests: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/l...ests.html#cat1

    chart with lab values (old terminology from 2001): http://www.brooksidepress.org/produc...hemistries.htm
  10. by   GingerSue
    this is great