Addresses Learning Outcomes:
- Use knowledge of biological principles and the Scientific Method to ask and answer relevant questions about human health and disease
- Analyze information to distinguish between diseased and healthy structure and functioning.
- Analyze how internal and external factors cause disruption of healthy body function, leading to disease and disorders.
Mr. Smith is 60 years old. He was diagnosed with a prostate cancer five years ago. Over the past few days, Mr. Smith has been feeling weak and increasingly tired and has also been suffering from a headache that did not respond to over-the-counter medications. He scheduled an appointment with his physician.
His physician performed a physical examination and recommended a battery of laboratory tests and imaging procedures.
The table below shows Reference values in the right-hand column. These values reflect the normal range of values for patients without disease or illness. The center column reflects the resulting values for medical test results obtained for Mr. Smith.