Common Laboratory Values in the ICU

  • Joseph Varon
  • Pilar Acosta


The most common laboratory values used in the assessment of critically ill patients are presented in this chapter. They have been organized in alphabetical order and according to biologic source where; (P) represents plasma, (B) blood, (S) serum, (U) urine, (CSF) cerebrospinal fluid, (RBCs) red blood cells, and (WBCs) white blood cells. These values are not intended to be definitive, since normal ranges vary from hospital to hospital. Both traditional units and system international (SI) units are presented.


Uric Acid Creatine Kinase Luteal Phase System International Follicular Phase 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Texas Health Science CenterHoustonUSA

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