Pathology tests & results: the pharmacist's role - Part 2: Interpreting routine blood test results (AJP September 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: Australian Journal of Pharmacy 
Author: Jackie Lockley

CPD Credits: 3


This activity outlines factors pharmacists should consider when interpreting pathology results, specifically renal function, liver function and thyroid function tests.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. explain how GFR is estimated, and why eGFR calculations may not always be accurate;
  2. identify current reference ranges for some common blood test results;
  3. describe what factors should be considered when interpreting some common blood test results;
  4. identify medications that can affect blood test results.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.5, 3.3

Accreditation number: A1909AJP2    Accreditation expires: 01/09/2021
This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group One CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.5 hours of Group Two CPD (or 3.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.