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what is SMAC?

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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.

thanks

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Psqrd specializes in Cardiac/ED.

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Its just a basic chemistry panel...old term used to be also a "SMAC 7"

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thanks,

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

what does SMAC stand for?

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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.

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Psqrd specializes in Cardiac/ED.

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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.

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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Sequential Multiple Analyzer with Computer = SMAC

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thanks

I also found Sequential Multiple Analyzer Computer listed

on a Health Management sheet of abbreviations and acronyms.

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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

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003468.htm

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

chart with lab values (old terminology from 2001): http://www.brooksidepress.org/products/operationalmedicine/data/operationalmed/lab/bloodchemistries.htm

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thanks

this is great

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