Question: 2. Clark LaRiccia Has Come To The Office With Complaints Of Increased Thirst, Urination, And Weight Loss, Even Though He Hasn’t Been Trying To Lose Weight. Dr. Simmons Recognizes These As Symptoms Of Diabetes. He Wants The Patient’s Blood Glucose Level Tested In The Office Using A Glucometer. Mr. La Riccia’s Blood Glucose Results Are Very High, At 278 …
2. Clark LaRiccia has come to the office with complaints of increased thirst, urination, and weight loss, even though he hasn’t been trying to lose weight. Dr. Simmons recognizes these as symptoms of diabetes. He wants the patient’s blood glucose level tested in the office using a glucometer. Mr. La Riccia’s blood glucose results are very high, at 278 mg/dL. What level of CLIA testing would blood glucose testing (using a glucometer) be considered? Is this a test an MA could perform? Are the results that were obtained by the glucometer considered qualitative or quantitative? LEARNING ACTIVITY: TRUE/FALSE Indicate whether the following statements are true or false by placing a Tor an F on the line that precedes each statement. 1. A binocular microscope has one ocular lens. 2. On a microscope, the diaphragm control moves the slide up and down and back and forth. 3. On a microscope, the revolving nosepiece holds objectives and rotates for selection. 4. On a microscope, coarse and fine adjustment knobs are used for focusing. 5. When you are finished working with a microscope, you must clean the lenses with a soft cloth or paper. CRITICAL THINKING Answer the following questions to the best of your ability. Use the textbook as a reference. 1. Clara Jones, RMA, has received a phone call from a mother who is worried about her 8-year-old son, who had bloodwork done earlier the previous day. She is anxious about the results. Upon reviewing the son’s medical record, Clara sees that the results have been received but haven’t been reviewed or signed off by the physician. All the results are within normal limits. Clara needs to make a decision regarding what to tell the patient’s mother. What would be her best course of action?
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