Body Fluid Lab Essentials
Learn how to obtain body fluid samples, order the right tests, and quickly diagnose your patient’s problem with this epic course.
2 CME credits
The cell count with differential is the single most useful test performed on ascitic fluid to evaluate for infection. In this video, you'll find out how knowing cell counts and protein concentrations help us diagnose the cause of ascites, how to figure out the serum-ascites albumin gradient (SAAG), and why it matters so much.
Learn how to obtain bodily fluid samples, order the right tests, and quickly diagnose your patient’s problem with this epic course. From time to time we send various bodily fluids to the laboratory—but are we ordering the right tests on these fluids to come to an accurate diagnosis? After attending this course, you will be comfortable ordering and interpreting bodily fluid analyses. You will understand the clinical implications of lab abnormalities and will know what to do about them.