The January and February issues of the Journal of Gerontological Nursing contained several errors/ omissions from the article "Interpretation of Laboratory Values, Part I and Part ?" by Karen Devereaux MeUUo, PhD, RN, CS.
For Part I in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing (1993;19[l]:39-45), on page 41 under MCHC, Increased Values, the abbreviation for PA should have read "pernicious anemia," not "plateletassociated." Under Lymphocytes, Decreased Values, "with 1,500 or more" should have read "with 1,500 or less." On page 42, under ESR, Decreased Values, "temporary artery" should have read "temporal artery." On page 43, under Phosphate, Increased Values, "functions in heaUng stage" should have read "fractures in healing stage." On page 44, under FBS, Decreased Values, the second sentence describing "Dawn phenomenon" should have been deleted.
On page 44, the discussion of HgAIc was omitted; under Increased Values, it should have read: "This test is an index of long-term glucose control. The amount of glycosylated hemoglobin found and stored by the erythrocyte depends on the amount of glucose available to it over the 120-day Ufe span of the red blood ceU; thus, monitoring HbAIc reflects the average blood sugar level of the 2- to 3-month period before the test (Fischbach, 1992). The Diabetes Data Group identifies good control: <8%; fair control: 8%-10%; poor control: >10%."
For Part ? in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing (1993;19:35-40), on page 37, under BUN, Increased Values, "creatinine" was misspeUed (Une 5). On page 40, under Thyroid Function Tests, Decreased Values, the word "to" rather than a comma should appear between "secondary" and "overwhelming."
The editors regret the errors.