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College Resource Center : Health Careers : Readings in Subject Area : Common Lab Values

Common Lab Values

These are just a few of the reference lab values for adults that the technician may have to look up for the pharmacist. These normal ranges are for reference only. The laboratory doing the tests will provide normal ranges for the results provided.

Serum Plasma

  • Albumin 3.2–5 g/dL
  • Bicarbonate 19–25 mEq/L
  • Calcium 8.6–10.3 mg/dL
  • Chloride 98–108 mEq/L
  • Creatinine 0.5–1.4 mg/dL
  • Glucose 80–120 mg/dL
  • Hemoglobin, glycosylated 4–8%
  • Magnesium 1.6–2.5 mg/dL
  • Potassium 3.5–5.2 mEq/L
  • Sodium 134–149 mEq/L
  • Urea nitrogen (BUN) 7–20 mg/dL

Cholesterol

  • Total <200 mg/dL
  • LDL 65–170 mg/dL
  • HDL 40–60 mg/dL
  • Triglycerides 45–150 mg/dL

Liver Enzymes

  • GGT
        Male 11–63 International Unit/L
        Female 8–35 International Unit/L
  • SGOT (AST) <35 International Unit/L
  • SGPT (ALT) <35 International Unit/L

CBC

  • Hgb (hemoglobin)
        Male 13.5–16.5 g/dL
        Female 12.0–15.0 g/dL
  • Hct (hematocrit or “crit”)
        Male 41–50 mL/dL
        Female 36–44 mL/dL
  • WBC with differential 4.5–11.0 X 103 per microliter


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