ABS GRN Lab Value??

  1. Can someone please tell me what the ABS GRN lab value measures and why my post-op patient has an elevated (9.5) value (Normal 1.7-7.0)?
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  3. by   Daytonite
    I've looked at 4 different lab sources, two of them online, and cannot find anything that even remotely looks like an ABS GRN. Even checking for the word "absolute", nothing pops up with anything like GRN or sounding like GRN combined with it. I would recommend that you place a call to the lab of the hospital and ask them for information about this test. Also, go back into the doctor's order sheets to see exactly what test the doctor ordered.
  4. by   augigi
    Never heard of this test - ask your lab!
  5. by   EricJRN
    Sounds like the absolute granulocyte count. The most common granulocyte is the neutrophil.
  6. by   suzy253
    I think that ABS is short for AntiBody Screen...although I'm not sure about the GRN part.