A straightforward guide to interpreting a coagulation screen, including a brief explanation of the coagulation cascade.
Category: Laboratory Tests
A brief overview of ascitic fluid analysis, including how to interpret ascitic fluid results and how to differentiate between an exudate and a transudate.
A structured approach to joint fluid interpretation (synovial fluid analysis), including some clinical case scenarios to put your knowledge to the test.
A guide to thyroid function test interpretation (TFT interpretation), including the common TFT patterns for hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
A structured approach to the interpretation of liver function tests (LFTs), including examples of the common patterns of LFT derangement.
A summary of common investigation panels (e.g. confusion screen) performed for specific clinical presentations, including laboratory tests and radiology.
An overview of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) interpretation, including some worked examples to put your knowledge to the test.
Put your knowledge of ABG interpretation to the test with this ABG quiz which includes both MCQs and SBAs.
This guide provides a structured approach to ABG interpretation, with some worked ABG examples to show how to apply the approach.
A practical guide making sense of the range of different-coloured blood bottles you’ll find on the wards, along with some handy venesection tips.
A collection of reference ranges for various laboratory investigations, including full blood count, urea and electrolytes, liver function tests and more.