Blood Gas Lab Report

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SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY
INSTITUTE OF CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES

CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
PERPETUAL SUCCOUR HOSPITAL

September 28, 2016-October 14, 2016

SUBMITTED BY: INNAH CORINNE E. BENGCO
SUBMITTED TO: KRISTINE JANE A. AGASON, RMT RICHARD ROBERT GUINOO, RMT

When I was in third year college, I wanted to have my glucose level tested. This is because we had a lesson about Diabetes Mellitus. Unfortunately, I did not get my glucose level tested. Even though my plan was cancelled, at least I got to see firsthand how RMTs test a patient’s glucose level. The following paragraphs contain a narration of my Clinical Chemistry section experience. Let’s start with a brief description of the methods and principles of the tests I performed in the section and their clinical significance. The arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis measures the pH, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the blood from an artery. It checks the efficiency of the lungs to move oxygen into the blood and remove carbon dioxide from the blood. For the test, we use RAPIDPoint® 400 having Ion Selective Electrode (ISE) as its principle. ISE is an electroanalytical sensor which has a membrane whose potential indicates the activity of the ion to be determined (the determinand) in a solution (the analyte). The ionized
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I first do dusting of the working area using bleach and alcohol. Then I centrifuge clotted specimens for 10 minutes at the speed of 3500 revolutions per minute (rpm). From time to time, I should answer phone calls. I should also perform blood gas analysis and ionized calcium test using the RAPIDPoint® 400 machine. I should also perform the troponin I test using the Vidas® machine. I should write down a patient’s information in a logbook. When the shift ends, I do the dusting of the working area. I should also endorse unfinished tasks to the next shift’s

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