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FSH
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Name a use of FSH testing
This test is used in the investigation of ovarian hypofunction as in MENOPAUSE
FBC - (CBC)
Full Blood Count (Complete Blood Count)
Explain a Full blood Count and Blood Film and indicate as to why a practioner would order an initial test
It includes Hb, red cell Count (RCC), packed cell volume, sometimes called haematocrit (PCV), mean cell volume (MCV), mean cell haemoglobin (MCH), mean cell haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), WCC, platelet count and blood film. It is usually the initial test ordered by a practitioner when an ORGANIC DISEASE is suspected
GTT
Gamma Glutamyl Transpeptidase
Explain a use for GTT test
This test is useful in the assessment of LIVER DISEASE. It is INCREASED with chronic alcohol intake and certain drugs e.g. Phenytoin
Explain a use of a Glucose test
This test detects hyper/ and hypoglycaemia and is useful as a screening test for DIABETES MELLITUS
GTT
Glucose Tolerance Test
Explain a use for GTT test
This test detects the presence of symptoms suggestive of DIABETES MELLITUS
Pregnant patients need to be regarded as having GESTATIONAL DIABETES if they do not clearly fit the normal range
Haemoglobin
Hb
Explain a use for a Haemoglobin test
This test is part of the FBC and is used in detection of anaemia
Normal range of Hb for an adult male
130 - 180 g/L
Normal range of Hb for an adult female
115 - 165 g/L
Name two conditions that Immune Complex Assays monitor
The progress in SLE and RA
Explain a use of Iron level testing
Useful in investigation of a microcytic hypochromic anaemia, or an iron overload