Laboratory values medical mnemonics. This is a tough one. It is difficult to remember lab values especially if you don’t work with them on a daily base. This mnemonic I found on the web, but it looks more like a draft and I would like to fix it with your help guys. I will appreciate if you submit any lab values mnemonic and we can try to come up with a full list of mnemonics for almost all important lab values.
K+ 3.5 – 5
Ca+ 4.5.- 5
Mg 1.5-2.5
Phos 1.8-2.6
Na+ 135-145
Cl 95-105
Crt .5-1.2
BUN 10-20
PTT 60-70 or 1 ½ times higher if on Heparin
PT 11.0 – 12.5 or 2.o -3.5 times higher if on coumadin
INR 2.0-3.5 for coumadin
WBC 5-10
RBC 5
HCT 40
Hgb 15
pH 7.35-7.45 (40)
co2 35-35
. For me I’m going to remember:
On vacation I –
Ate 4 bananas with 5 glasses of milk, read 2 magazines about 2 fossils.
Spent $140 on Napkins and a $100 on Clear heals.
Did 15 BUN exercises and drank 1 Creatine shake .
Met, 3 Idiots , 11 Pets and 65 Hunks.
Ate 4 bananas (K+ found in bananas) with 5 glasses of milk (ca+ found in milk), read 2 magazines (magnesium) about 2 fossils (phosphorus).
Spent $140 on Napkins (Na+)and a $100 on Clear heals. (Cl)
Did 15 BUN exercises and drank 1 Creatine shake (Creatinine) .
Met, 3 Idiots (I for INR),
11 Pets ( P is for PT) and 65 Hunks. (H is for heparin’s PTT). PTT…Heparin look at the 2 TT connect them & you have an H…..Heparin
Also PTT is ~30-45 secs…~2x’s more than PT.
Then the other (PT) has to be Coumadin ~11-15 secs.
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