Marcela Coelho de Lemos completed her education in Biomedicine at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) in 2017. She is licensed to practice through the CRBM / PE under license # 08598.
She went on to complete her Masters in Applied Microbiology at the Catholic University of Porto, as well as a post-graduate in Infection Control, Biosecurity and Public Health. She has experience in several areas like clinical testing, biosecurity, risk management, and infection control in critical care units of the hospital
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- Leukocytes in Urine: 6 Causes & What to Do Some leukocytes in the urine is a normal finding, however a high level can be a sign of infection or of another disease, such as lupus, kidney problems or cancer. Learn about why leukocytes may be present in the urine and what to do .
- Oily Urine: 5 Common Causes (& What to Do)
- Mucus in Urine: 7 Causes & What to Do
- 9 Symptoms of Intestinal Worms & Common Treatments
- RBC in Urine: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment
- Urobilinogen in Urine: Normal Levels, Causes & Treatment
- Hemoglobinuria: What Is It & 9 Possible Causes
- Epithelial Cells in Urine: Causes, Results & Types
- CPK Test: High or Low Levels & What Is This Test Used For?
- Bilirubin in Urine: Common Causes & What to Do
- GGT Blood Test: What a High or Low Result Means
- Bacteria in Urine: What Results Mean & Common Causes
- What Causes Ketones in the Urine? (& Symptoms of Ketonuria)
More From Marcela Lemos
- Creatinine Clearance: What Is It, Normal Range & Calculator Creatinine clearance tests are ordered by the doctor to evaluate kidney function and monitor for response to treatment. This value can become abnormal in the presence of a kidney injury or a heart issue. Learn more about what a normal creatinine clearance result is, and what a high or low result means . Updated on 01-12-2023
- Leukocytes in Urine: 6 Causes & What to Do Some leukocytes in the urine is a normal finding, however a high level can be a sign of infection or of another disease, such as lupus, kidney problems or cancer. Learn about why leukocytes may be present in the urine and what to do . Updated on 01-09-2023
- Urate Crystals: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment Urate crystals are a type of sediment that can appear in the urine due to specimen mishandling or due to acidic urine pH. They are usually identified through a urine R&M test. Learn more about what causes urate crystals, how they are diagnosed and treatment approaches . Updated on 01-04-2023
- Arterial Blood Gases (ABG's): What It's For & Normal Levels Arterial blood gases (ABGs) are a blood test done on patients admitted to the hospital. It evaluates whether gases (oxygen and carbon dioxide) are being properly exchanged in the lungs. Learn more about why this test is done, how it's done and what normal levels should be. Updated on 12-28-2022
- Bilirubin: Types, Normal Ranges & What Causes High Levels Bilirubin is a substance produced by the liver using hemoglobin that is released by destroyed or damaged red blood cells. Learn more about what the normal ranges are, the types of bilirubin (direct, indirect and total), as well as what can cause high levels . Updated on 12-20-2022
- RBC in Urine: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment RBCs in the urine is also known as hematuria and is usually associated with a kidney problem. Red blood cells in the urine are usually noted when the urine presents with a pink, red or cloudy appearance. Learn more about what causes red blood cells in the urine and how it is treated . Updated on 12-16-2022
- BUN Blood Test: What Is It, Uses & What Results Mean A BUN blood test is ordered to evaluate kidney and liver function. Urea is a substance produced by the liver and is an end-product of breakdown of protein. Learn more about how it can measure liver and kidney function, why it’s ordered, and what normal ranges are. Also read about what high or low BUN levels mean. Updated on 12-14-2022
- TB Test: What Is It, How It’s Done & Positive or Negative Result A TB test is done by injecting a small amount of tuberculin (protein from the tuberculosis bacteria) beneath the skin of the forearm. The skin reaction to this injection is then assessed 72 hours later. Learn more about how this test is done, and what a positive or negative result mean. Updated on 12-14-2022
- Hematocrit Test (Hct): Reference Ranges & High or Low Levels Hematocrit, or Hct, is a blood test thatch identify anemia, dehydration and heart disease. This test is reported as a percentage, and looks at the ratio of red blood cells to total blood volume. Learn what normal Hot levels are, and what high or low levels mean. Updated on 12-13-2022
- Estradiol Test: Uses, Preparation & Reference Ranges An estradiol test looks at the levels of this hormone circulating in the blood. It is used to evaluate the functioning of ovaries in women, and the testes in men, especially in cases of infertility. Learn more about what this test is used for and what high or low levels mean. Updated on 12-13-2022
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