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Blood investigations in acute care 

Blood investigations in acute care
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Blood investigations in acute care
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Gary Creed

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10.1093/med/9780199564385.003.10
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date: 22 September 2020

Chapter 10 discusses blood investigations in acute care, and covers urea and electrolytes, including sodium, potassium, urea, and creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), liver function tests, cardiac function tests (cardiac markers), glucose, amylase, magnesium, calcium, full blood count to include white blood cells, red blood cells, haemoglobin, and platelets, marker of infection and inflammation (C-reactive protein (CRP)), and coagulation assessment.

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