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Here’s the reference you must clarify, arrange, and deal with sufferers prior to, in the course of, and after universal lab and diagnostic checking out.
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Glucagon Adult: 50–100 pg/mL; SI units: 50–100 ng/L Child: 0–148 pg/mL; SI units: 0–148 ng/L . Lavender-top tube, chilled. Fasting sample. ■ Hormone secreted by the alpha cells of the islets of Langerhans. ■ Glucagon deficiency may occur with pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, cystic fibrosis. ■ Elevated glucagon levels occur with glucogonoma (cancer of the alpha islet cells), diabetes, acute pancreatitis, cirrhosis, stress, renal failure, rejection of transplanted kidney. 8 mmol/L Child Ͻ 2 years old: 60–100 mg/dL Critical Levels: Ͻ50 or Ͼ400 mg/dL .
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing HIV Antibody, ELISA: negative HIV Western Blot: negative HIV Antigen (P-24 Antigen): negative HIV Viral load: Ͻ50 copies/mL . Red-top tube. ■ Used to diagnose HIV infection. ■ Viral load tests are used to inform treatment strategies and monitor disease progression. Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) Match or nonmatch . Green-top tube. ■ Used to assess tissue compatibility. ■ Useful in assessing compatibility for organ transplants. 6 mmol/24 hr . 24-hr urine collection.
Thyoid hormone controls cellular metabolic activity and is critical to brain development and growth. 52 02Hop-02 2/4/05 12:10 PM Page 53 Copyright © 2005 F. A. Davis. 53 ■ Thyroid hormone secretion is controlled by TSH (thyroidstimulating hormone) from the anterior pituitary gland. ■ Laboratory thyroid function tests include TSH, T3, T4, Free Thyroxine, T3 Resin Uptake, and Thyroid Antibodies. Thyroid Antibodies (Antithyroglobulin Antibody and Antimicrosomal Antibody) Negative . Red-top tube.