Lab Results – What they all mean!
When you screen and do a study, you will have many procedures done to determine if you are healthy. Here are some of the most common tests done with links for additional information primarily through wikipedia. I’m working on this! Please note that any information provided is not to be used as medical advice!
Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart.
The test is done using an ECG machine with 10 to 12 leads attached to your chest and limbs via sticky pads.
The test is done with a blood pressure machine and temperature probe. Respirations are counted manually.
Hepatitis is an inflammatory virus of the liver. It is divided into several categories but the main 3 are A, B and C. Most clinics only test for B and C. If you have had a vaccination for either of the infections, you should inform the clinic of when the vaccination was done. Some studies will not allow subjects with certain vaccinations.
The test is done via blood sample.
A Urinalysis (UA) tests for illicit drugs, alcohol, cotinine and other factors.
Red Blood Cells
White Blood Cells
The test is done with approximately 40 ML of urine collected into a sterile specimen container.
Having your blood drawn (phlebotomy) is the primary source of information that is collected during a study.mThe following is a list of general tests that are usually done. There may be additional tests done for study specific requirements.
Alanine Aminotransferase – Liver
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
Mean Corpuscular HemoglobinMCH
Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration
Phosphorus, P, PO4
The test is typically done using a needle with a barrel and vacutainers. The needle is inserted into a vein and the required amount of tubes are inserted one at a time. Once the tubes are filled, the needle is removed and gauze is placed over the hole. Hold the gauze with firm pressure for 5 to 10 minutes or until the hole is sealed and has stopped bleeding.