Educational Videos

Understanding Your Lab Report

Welcome and Introductions. 0:27
Why lab tests are so important for patients with vasculitis. 2:42
Nancy presents her recent lab report. 5:09
Reviewing the urine study. 6:08
What is the standard or normal range for these components on the urinalysis report? 7:13
Explaining components in report: protein, ketones, bilirubin, spec gravity. 8:00
The critical component: blood result. 9:15
A tour of the typical chemistry panel. 10:18
Sodium levels. 10:49
Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test 12:55
The BUN / Creatinine Ratio 13:15
Estimated GFR (eGFR) Measured GFR (mGFR) 16:58
EGFR tells relative kidney function. 17:40
What EGFR does NOT mean. 19:24
An overview of common ANCA tests. 26:32
ANCA-Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA) 27:01
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) P-ANCA 27:44
What to look for first in a lab report. 32:02
Q&A: Why Dr. Falk looks at sample under the microscope after getting lab results. 33:56
Q&A: How do lab results differ when showing remission or a relapse? 36:02
Q&A: How do lab tests differ between different types of vasculitis especially between ANCA and non-ANCA types? 37:08
Q&A: How often should you be getting lab tests done? 38:04

In this outstanding webinar, Dr. Ronald Falk tackles one of the most important (and confusing) issues when you’re a patient with vasculitis. Using a patient’s lab report, Dr. Falk helps to take the mystery out of the process.