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Clinical Laboratory Test:
serum — pH

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Description

The clinical test pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a patient's whole blood. It is typically obtained by drawing a sample of the patient's blood and then measuring the pH of the sample using a pH meter. The pH meter measures the hydrogen ion concentration in the sample, which is then used to calculate the pH. The pH meter should be calibrated prior to use to ensure accurate results. The sample should also be kept at a constant temperature to ensure accuracy.

Synonyms
  • log hydrogen ion concentration
Other Sample Sources for This Test
Some Diseases Associated with an Abnormal PH
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All of the following must be considered when interpreting clinical findings and are too extensive to be covered on this site: