Chapter 12: Clinical Investigations
1. If you were to request urea and electrolyte blood test on a patient, which biochemical marker would NOT be measured?
2. Which X-ray would emit the most radiation?
3. Which element of the white cell count is most important to monitor in a patient who has presented with a fever following chemotherapy?
4. How long should you wait after dipping a reagent stick in a sample of urine in order to read the result?
- 5 seconds
- 10 seconds
- 30 seconds
- 60 seconds
5. Which of these are NOT an indication to request a chest X-ray?
- reduced air entry in the lungs
- fever, shortness of breath and reduced SpO2
- cardiac sounding chest pain
- headache and nausea
6. Which parameter does arterial blood gas NOT measure?
7. Which ECG lead should always show as negative?
8. When monitoring capillary blood glucose levels, what would you define as hypoglycaemic?
- below 2 mmoL
- below 4 mmoL
- below 6 mmoL
- below 8 mmoL
9. Which of these tests are NOT performed in the haematology lab?
- full blood count
- C-reactive protein
10. What is the considered a normal range for serum potassium in mmol/L?