Laboratory altered tests’ symptoms and pathophysiological processes.


Choose a disease from the following and describe which laboratory tests are altered and how these alterations are related to its symptoms and pathophysiological processes.


1-Cystic Fibrosis



4-Liver Cirrhosis

5-Arterial hypertension.

Sample Solution

Laboratory altered tests symptoms and pathophysiological processes

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited condition that mainly affects the lungs, pancreas, and sweat glands. It causes the production of thick, sticky mucus that leads to recurrent respiratory infections and blocks the release of pancreatic enzymes, inhibiting the digestion of protein and fat. Laboratory tests may be used to screen for and help diagnose CF, to determine whether someone is a genetic carrier of CF, and/or to evaluate a person with CF to help manage the condition. The following can be used in testing for CF. Some states use on the IRT blood test, while others use IRT and CF gene mutation testing for screening. Positive screening results may be followed by sweat chloride testing for confirmation. CF Gene Mutations Testing – this testing may be used to screen the CF or to determine whether someone is a CF carrier.

stipulated within the statutory law to avert the further risk of significant harm (HM,Government, 2012).
Another legislation used to enhance practice experience was the Every Child Matters agenda (Barker, 2009). This meant that Lyndsey’s support had to cover the five outcomes of this agenda, including being healthy, enjoying and achieving, staying safe, maintaining economic wellbeing, and making a positive contribution (, 2018). Building good relationships with other practitioners to explore and recognise risks together, enabled practitioners to gather an in-depth understanding of the case and any additional information for the assessment process (Barker, 2009). This ensured appropriate decisions were implemented. This influenced the Children Act 2004 which voiced significance to the communication among professionals to make informed decisions, and to prevent any further Serious Case Reviews regarding children’s death (Cheminais, 2014).
In summary, the risk assessment process maintains good ethics, considers diversity, and carries out values as stipulated in Professional Capabilities Framework domains, British Association of Social Workers, Health Care and Professional Capabilities and Knowledge and skills statements. The assessment of Lyndsey demonstrated collaborative work, and just and fair decision-making processes based on evidence and information gathered by professionals, families, and friends (PCF1-4,5-8; KSS 1,2,5-7,10). The assessment process also promoted analysis, planning, and decision-making processes (PCF7;KSS7), with an effective direct work plan (KSS,5). The acknowledgment of framework, policy, and legislation suggests that SSW was mindful of the process required to maintain and promote the welfare of Lyndsey and the other significant figures in her life (PCF,4,5,6,7;KSS7,8). SSW explored theories, models, carried out supervision to support the decision-making process, and encouraged the development of knowledge and reflective practice, all to find ways to implement interventions (PCF4,5-8; KSS,1,5,7,9,10). Overall, the ability to implement a holistic method in the assessment process suggest SSW’s readiness to extend her practical-knowledge, as well as evidence-based and competent-based knowledge of complexities and risk, into their future practice in social work (PCF1,5,6,7;KSS1,5,6,7,8,9).