Pitfalls and Pearls: Interpreting Common Labs in Clinical Practice

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:30-3:00 pm
UAN: 0107-9999-18-279-L01-P 
0.15 CEU/1.5 hr
Have there been times when lab results have left you scratching your head INSTEAD of providing guidance on treatment for a patient? This activity will provide a case-based review of situations in these “gray areas” including anemia, subclinical hypothyroidism, and testosterone. Leave this session with more confidence for recommending treatment for your patients in any practice setting!
Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe specific pathophysiology associated with common laboratory results.
2. Review normal ranges for common laboratory tests.
3. Identify common causes for abnormal lab values.
4. Interpret clinical significance of abnormal laboratory values.
5. Recognize when to contact prescribers with appropriate recommendations.

Emily Beckett
Emily Beckett, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
Des Moines, IA

Matthew Cantrell

Matthew Cantrell, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy/Iowa City VA Health Care System
Iowa City, IA