Must Know NCLEX Lab Values 2019

Sitting for NCLEX Exam soon? The following are a list of lab values you must know before you sit for the exam

Albumin: 3.5-5.0 g/dL

Ammonia: 15-45 mcg/dL

Bilirubin: 0.2-1.2 mg/dL

Blood glucose for infants: 40-60 mg/dL in the 1st 24 hours

BMI: 18.5-24.9

BNP >100 pg/mL: Heart Failure

BUN: 6-20 mg/dL

Calcium: 8.6-10.2 mg/dL

CD4 count: 500-1200/mm3

Creatinine 0.6-1.3 mg/dL

Cushings syndrome: Free cortisol of >80-120 mcg/24 hours urine collection

CVP: 2-8 mm Hg (Right ventriclar preload)

Digoxin: 0.5-2.0 ng/mL

Endotracheal cuff pressure: 25 cm H2O

Gastric aspirate: <500 mL

HBA1C: < or = 6%

HDL: >40 mg/dL for men, >50 mg/dLfor women

Hemoglobin: 13-17 g/dL (male), 11-15 g/dL (female)

Hematocrit: 39-50% (male), 35-47% (female)

INR: 0.7-1.2 (2-3 if on warfarin therapy, 2.5-3.5 if on warfarin for mechanical heart valve)

LDL: <100 mg/dL

Lead poisoning: >= 5 mcg/dL

Lithium: 0.6-1.2 meq/L

MAP: 70-105 mm hg (SBP + 2X Diastolic ÷ 3)

Magnesium: 1.5-2.5 mEq/L (>7 causes CNS depression and blocks neuromuscular transmission)

PAWP: 6-12 mm Hg (Left ventricular preload)

Phenytoin: 10-20 mcg/mLPhosphate/Phosphorus: 2.4-4.4 mg/dLPT: 11-16 secs

APTT: 25-35 secs (46-70 secs if on heparin therapy)

Pulse pressure: difference of 30-50 mm hg, narrowed PP means volume deficit

Neutrophil (Absolute): 2200-7700 cells/mm3

Serum osmolality: 275-295 mosm/kg

SVR: 800-1200 dynes/sec/cm-5

Total cholesterol (fasting): <200 mg/dL

Triglycerides: <160 mg/dL

Trop I: <0.5 ng/mL

Trop T: <0.1 ng/mL

Uric acid: 4.4-7.6 mg/dL

Urine output: 0.5-1 mL/kg/hr

Urine osmolality: 300-900 mosm/kg

Urine culture: >10,000 organisms/mL indicate UTI

Urine specific gravity: 1.003-1.030

Urine residual volume: <100 mL

Vancomycin trough: 10-20 mg/L

WBC: 4,000-11,000/mm3

Donning: gown, mask, goggles, gloves

Removing: gloves, goggles, mask, gown

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.