Normal Laboratory Values: NURSING

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Blood pH
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7.35-7.45
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PaCO2
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35-45 mm Hg
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PaO2
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80-100 mm Hg
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HCO3
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22-26 mEq/L
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SaO2
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> 95%
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Sodium
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135-145 mEq/L
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Potassium
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3.5-5.0 mEq/L
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Potassium
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8.6-10.2 mg/dL
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Magnesium
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1.3-2.1 mEq/L
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CBC (Females)
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4.2-5.4 x 10^6 /uL
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CBC (Males)
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4.6-6.2 x 10^6 / uL
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Reticulocyte Count
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0.5%-1.5% of RBC Count. A measure of immature RBC’s
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Hemoglobin (Female)
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12-16 g/dL
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Hemoglobin (Male)
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14-18 g/dL
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Hematocrit (Female)
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37-47%
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Hematocrit (Male
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42-52%
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White Blood Cell Count
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4,000-11,000/uL
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Platelet Count
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150,000-400,000 /uL
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Activated Partial Thrombplastin Time (aPTT)
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Normal Value: 25-35 seconds Therapeutic Value of Anticoagulant Tx: 46-70 seconds
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International Normalized Ratio (INR)
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Normal Value: 0.75-1.25 Therapeutic Value of Anticoagulant Tx: 2-3
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Serum Iron
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42-135 mcg/dL Measures Protein-bound iron in blood stream
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Serum Digoxin Levels
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0.5-2.0 ng/mL

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