By Mark Ball

This available textual content brings jointly mathematical recommendations that may be imperative to each pupil, instructor, practitioner, and person of chemistry- or biology-related laboratory paintings. Responding to the worries of either teachers and scholars, CLINICAL LABORATORY MATHEMATICS starts off with a evaluate of mathematics and algebra. subsequent, it offers example-rich chapters on exponential notation and logarithms, rounding and determine value, dimension platforms, options and concentrations, dilutions, proportionality, graphs, premiums of switch, records, chemistry, quality controls, and approach overview. It solutions commonly asked questions, identifies universal misunderstandings, and provides an non-compulsory complicated part on-line. all through, the writer explains why a fantastic figuring out of math is important in latest high-technology medical laboratories. perform difficulties are strategically designed to give real-world situations with either context and outcome. assisting either self-guided research and conventional lecture-discussion, the textual content is logically equipped and liberally cross-referenced, revealing hidden connections and customary motifs.

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LO 7) Albumin is one of many plasma proteins. It has various physiological roles, including the maintenance of osmotic pressure and the transport of fatty acids, hormones, vitamins, and other substances. 0 grams per deciliter (g/dL). When outside that range, a disease may be present. Consider a patient specimen. 0 g/dL, then does the albumin concentration in this specimen fall within the expected range? 6. (LO 7) The concentration of glucose in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is usually 60–75% of the concentration in plasma.

The logarithmic y-axis in Figure 2-4B covers the range of the arithmetic y-axis in Figure 2-4A, but it does so without compressing the data points. As a result, it is clear in Figure 2-4B that the cell number increases by a factor of two from one sampling to the next and that the growth of the culture is steady up to an incubation time of 4 hours. Logarithmic Transformation of Ratios Data are sometimes reported in the form of ratios. Suppose, for example, that you are reporting the effects of two drugs on the concentration of circulating vitamin E.

480 platelets 120 platelets = 4 After therapy, there were four times as many platelets in a fixed volume of patient X’s blood as there were before therapy. In other words, the ratio tells us that the count quadrupled. E x ample 3 A reagent for a particular assay in your laboratory comes from the manufacturer in ­powder form. You must reconstitute it in water before use. 60 grams of powder. What is the ratio of the volume of water to the weight of powder? What does it mean mathematically? 60 grams What this ratio means is that every gram of powder requires 5 milliliters of water.

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