The critical care environment demands immediate response from the laboratory to aid the physician in the management of the patient who is in a crisis condition and whose immediate survival is threatened by failure of respiratory, cardiac, or metabolic function. These are the circumstances that have prompted the development of the “stat” laboratory.
KeywordsPlasma Osmolality Urine Osmolality Colloid Osmotic Pressure Pulmonary Artery Wedge Pressure Crisis Condition
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