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Can You Pass this 20 Question Blood Chemistry Quiz?

There are no answers enclosed. Anyone sending me all the answers with at least 80% correct will get a free book.

By Dicken Weatherby, ND

Doctors and healthcare practitioners are sure to know the answers to many of these questions about blood chemistry and CBC analysis. But do you know the functional explanation that would allow you to "ace" this test with ALL the right answers?

Answers to questions can be found in Dr. Weatherby's Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis- Clinical Laboratory Testing from a Functional Perspective book.
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  1. The Anion gap is associated with a deficiency in what vitamin? (page 82)
  2. A patient with adrenal insufficiency might have an abnormal reading in which elements on a chem screen? (page 61)
  3. What liver enzyme is associated with reactive hypoglycemia? (page 145)
  4. Alkaline phosphatase is associated with what mineral deficiency? (page 123)
  5. How might magnesium deficiency affect GGT levels? (page 141)
  6. What elements on a chem screen can help you differentiate hypochlorhydria from gastric inflammation? (page 99)
  7. Molybdenum deficiency and a possible phase II liver detoxification deficit is associated with what element? (page 57)
  8. A slightly elevated creatinine is associated with what common male condition? (page 47)
  9. A patient has a normal TSH and T4 but a low free T3. What mineral may be low? (page 184)
  10. What element is associated with low tissue oxygenation and hypoxia? (page 52)
  11. What elements may be low in B6 deficiency? (pages 131, 136, 140)
  12. Dysfunction outside of the liver itself and inside the biliary tree will elevate which liver enzyme? (page 139)
  13. Which liver enzyme is associated with blood type or secretor status? (page 120)
  14. An elevation in which element is almost always due to dehydration? (page 90)
  15. Which element needs to be checked before analyzing serum calcium levels? (page 106)
  16. What element is associated with a copper deficiency? (page 58)
  17. A decreased level of which element on a CBC may be related to pancreatic insufficiency? (page 203)
  18. A high level of which element is associated with a possible autoimmune process in the body? (page 34)
  19. What condition would you suspect if cholesterol is suddenly below its historical normal?(page 25)
  20. An elevated glucose level is associated with which nutrient deficiency? (page 5)

Learn the answers to these questions and you will know more about blood chemistry analysis from a functional perspective than 90% of the working doctors. To find the answers to these questions order Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis- Clinical Laboratory Testing from a Functional Perspective. Good Luck!! Dicken

© 2004 Dicken Weatherby, ND


Dr. Dicken Weatherby is a graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He is the co-author of the best-selling book "Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis- Clinical Laboratory Testing from a Functional Perspective". To learn more about Dr. Weatherby's functional diagnosis books and sign up for FREE functional diagnosis tips, tools, and techniques, visit his web site at

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