Lab Values on NCLEX

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by deemarys deemarys Member

Has 8 years experience.

Does anyone know who have taken the NCLEX what you see pop up for lab values on NCLEX exam??

I know the Aptt and INR are important to know for the exam but anyone else have others they can add?

NurseLil-lea

NurseLil-lea

431 Posts

Does anyone know who have taken the NCLEX what you see pop up for lab values on NCLEX exam??

I know the Aptt and INR are important to know for the exam but anyone else have others they can add?

Hi deemarys, I would study all the lab values and make flashcards out of them. You never know what lab value you will see on the test. That is just my opinion!! Good luck with your test :)

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

You need to be familiar with the normal ranges for all the lab values. There is nothing to preclude the test program from asking questions about all of them during any particular exam.

jadu1106

jadu1106

Has 4 years experience. 908 Posts

Hi, there is a whole lab document in the random facts sticky that pertains to labs and what to expect for the NCLEX. Also, if you have a nclex review book, they also have a common lab section to review. :) Good luck.

Double-Helix, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU. Has 11 years experience. 1 Article; 3,377 Posts

It's highly unlikely that you will get a question that says: "Which of the following is a normal lab result?"

NCLEX incorporates lab values into the question. You might get a like of electrolyte values as part of a senario and you have to interpret them and use that data to help answer the question. You might be asked what lab values you need to monitor in a patient taking a certain medication. You might be asked about a therapeutic medication serum levels. The possibilities are endless.

It's best to have a general handle on all the major lab results: CBC w/diff, BMP, Coags, etc.

BabyLady

BabyLady, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, Post-partum. 2,300 Posts

Does anyone know who have taken the NCLEX what you see pop up for lab values on NCLEX exam??

I know the Aptt and INR are important to know for the exam but anyone else have others they can add?

If you get a copy of an NCLEX study guide, they should be in there.

Don't obsess with minute measurements of start and end values...these will always vary slightly by text.

We were told that on the NCLEX the value will be VERY out of range...not borderline.

The instructors were correct.