Blood can be used in a wide array of Chemistry studies, as well as Hematological studies.
- Uric Acid
- Testing for Insulin levels
Blood, serum preferred and heparinized blood can be used.
7 & 8. Give 2 other tests that can be used in testing for Insulin levels.
- Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG)
- Casual Plasma Glucose (CPG)
- Red-topped tube
- Grey-topped tube
A pregnant woman has been complaining of having a problem when urinating. She consulted the doctor and has been suspected to have UTI. She was sent to the laboratory for some tests. Will blood be used as a specimen of choice in her situation? If yes, explain. If no, what is the specimen to be used?
ANSWER: No, blood cannot be used as a specimen of choice in this situation. It is because, she has been suspected to have UTI, and in testing for this urine will be the specimen of choice.