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warfarin

medication that blocks the effect of vitamin K on hepatic production of extrinsic coagulation pathway factors
analyte
the substance being analyzed
pathology
the study of diseased tissue & cells
mycology
the study of fungi
qualitative
a type of test that determines the presence or absence of a drug only
certainty
Always code to the highest degree of
trough
low point; the time when a specimen for a therapeutic drug assay is collected immediately before the next dose of the drug
germline
example is an inherited constitutional chromosome abnormality
autopsy or necropsy
examination of a dead body to determine the cause(s) of death
bacteriology
branch of science concerned with the study of bacteria
cytopathology
the study of the cellular changes in disease
cytogenetics
a branch of science concerned with the study of the structure & function of the cell, specifically the chromosomes
CLIA waived tests
simple tests that may be performed in non-laboratory settings, such as the physician office
definitive identification
identification of the genus & species of the microorganism
forensic
pertaining to or applicable to personal injury, murder, & other legal proceedings
gross
examination of the entire specimen without sectioning of the specimen to be examined without the use of a microscope
hematology
the medical specialty pertaining to the anatomy, physiology, pathology, symptomatology, & therapeutics related to blood & blood forming tissues
immunology
the study of the immune system, its components, & function
in vivo
studies performed within the living body
microbiology
the study of microorganisms, including fungi, protozoa, bacteria, & viruses
molecular diagnostics
the measurement of DNA, RNA, proteins, or metabolites to detect genotypes, mutations, or biochemical changes
mycology
the study of fungi, their identification, classification, edibility, cultivation, & biology, including pathogenicity
panel
a group of tests performed together & listed in the code description
pathology
the medical science & specialty practice concerned with study of diseased tissue & cells
presumptive identification
identification of a microorganism based on the growth patterns, color, success in culturing the specimen in certain media, etc.
parasitology
the branch of biology & of medicine concerned with the study of parasites
quantitative
a type of test identifying not only the presence of a drug, but the exact amount present
semi-quantitative
a type of test identifying the amount of an analyte within a specified range but does not identify the specific quantity
virology

the study of viruses & of viral disease