LAB VALUE HALL OF FAME

 

 

This page is for educational purposes only; it is a testament to the miracle of human physiology and what the body can endure

 

In response to a comment, its probably important to note that the patient should recover from any laboratory abnormalities posted here. A low pH of 6.2 in a patient who subsequently died really isnt a miracle.

 

Ill highlight the newer values as well.

 

 

 

BLOOD WORK

 

HPI

LAB Values

Comment

21 yo AAF comes in with CP with any sort of exertion; pt looked pale; HR 90; BP 116/70

 

Ferritin 1.7

 

Diagnosis pending, but just iron deficiency anemia? Pt was actually walking and talking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lab

Value

Hospital

Clinical Scenario

Submitted by

HIGHEST

AST

> 8,800

GMH 9/1/02

Sepsis C Multi-system Organ Failure

Heng Rao

HbA1c

37.2 and 28.3

GMH 12/2002

Lab values for mother and daughter admitted the same day with DKA at grady.

Achraf Makki

Na

186

Grady 10/15

 

Repeat chemistry was 183; admitted for pneumonia, AMS, and severe hypernatermia- pt lived!

 

Lily young

INR

13.5

Grady 12/14/05

56 yo F supratherapeutic on coumadin

Anonymous

 

Total Bilirubin

120!

 

22yo male admitted to grady with ESLD secondary to iron overload from transfusions for sickle cell dz and ETOH use

 

BG

1495

Grady 12/05

61 yo F comes in with AMS to GMH

 

 

CRP

375

CLH 2006

68 yo woman with joint pain for months. Dx: amyloid bone disease.

Matt Hoffman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUN

>279

GMH 8/12/01

ESRD

HENG RAO

Ca

23.6

GMH 11/1/00

Multiple Myeloma

Carmen Klass

CPK

>25,300

GMH 9/6/02

Rhabdo after altercation with police

Heng Rao

Creatinine

32.8

GMH 7/3/02

ARF sec to Cephalosporins/NSAIDS

Mark Bieniarz

Glucose

2228

GMH 5/30/02

AMS/new diagnosis DM w DKA

Natasha Chen

HgbA1C

20.4

GMH 8/11/02

DM2 admitted with hypoglycemia

Jason Schneider

Lactic Acid

19.3

GMH 9/2/02

Sepsis w/ multi-system organ failure

Heng Rao

LHD

>3,500

GMH 9/1/02

Sepsis w/ multi-system organ failure

Heng Rao

Na

179

GMH 12/31/01

94 yo w/ dehydration and sepsis

Cassandra Gibbs

Protein

19.2

GMH 8/10/02

Multiple myeloma with hyperviscosity

Melissa Osborn

PTH

3138

GMH 9/4/02

ESRD w/ secondary hyperparathyroidism

Natasha Chen

PSA

2472

EUH 9/8/02

Prostate CA w/ mets to brain and majority of bones

Sujatha Murali

Triglycerides

>18,000

VAMC 11/25/02

ETOH-induced pancreatitis

Lado Chachanidze

LOWEST

Hct

3.4%

EUH 9/1/02

Aplastic anemia, noncompliant with cyclosporine and IVIG

Carmen Klass

Hgb

1.2

EUH 9/1/02