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Laboratory Tests

Edited by Professor Kevin Spencer

Clinical Biochemistry Department, King George Hospital, Goodmayes, London, UK

This section provides detailed information about a wide range of laboratory tests that are relevant to many aspects of women's medicine.

24-hour Urine for Protein and CreatinineEstradiolPTT (Partial Thromboplastin Time)
A/G RatioFecal Leukocyte Exam Quantitative HCG
ABG (Arterial Blood Gas)ferritinRed Blood Cell Count (RBC)
AFPFolic AcidRed Blood Cell Indices
AlbuminFSHReticulocyte Count
Alkaline PhosphataseG6PD Rheumatoid Factor
AmylaseGenital CultureRPR-VDRL (Serologic Tests for Syphilis)
ANA (Antinuclear Antibodies)GlucoseSerum Creatinine
Anal CulturesGonorrheaSerum Magnesium
Atypical antibody screenGram's StainSerum Protein (TOTAL)
BilirubinHematocritSGGT (γGT)
Bleeding TimeHemoglobinSGOT
Blood AlcoholHepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)SGPT (ALT)
Blood ChemistriesHIV SerologySickle Cell Screening
Blood CulturesInorganic Phosphorus (phosphate)Sodium
BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen)LDHSputum Smear
CalciumLHStool Culture
CBC (Complete Blood Count)Liver Function TestsStool for Ova and Parasites
CD4+ Lymphocyte CountLymphgranuloma Venereum Serology TiterThroat Culture
Cerebrospinal FluidMean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH)Thyroid Function Tests
Cervical CulturesMean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)Transaminases
ChlamydiaMean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)Triglycerides
ChlorideMyoglobinType and Cross-Match
CholesterolPeripheral SmearUrethral Cultures
CK (Creatinine Kinase)pHUric Acid
Clostridium Difficile Toxinplatelet countUrinalysis
CO2 ContentPotassiumUrine Culture and Sensitivity
Coagulation ProfilePPDUrine Dipstick
CRP (C Reactive Protein)Pregnancy TestUrine Toxicology Screen
CryoglobulinProgesteroneWBC (White Blood Count)
DHEA-S (Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate)ProlactinWhite Blood Cell Differential Count
ESRPT (Prothrombin Time)