Laboratory Assessment of Nutritional Status - RD93

Laboratory Assessment of Nutritional Status

by Mary Demarest Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN
(4.3 / 715 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (14.00 CPEU)

Price: $209.00
CE-PRO Price: $104.50


New clinical pediatric information and procedures are featured in this substantial revision. Provides guidelines and discussions of laboratory parameters, plus case study tutorials on CD. Includes: selection of lab tests, biochemical assessment of hydration and protein status, nutritional anemias. Covers nutritional significance, medical conditions causing abnormal levels, and effects of numerous medications for more than 60 lab tests.


At the completion of this course the successful learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the role of inflammatory biomarkers as it relates to declining nutritional status.
  • Assess laboratory test results for hydration status, protein status, nutritional anemia and other nutrition related disorders.
  • Describe the relationship between laboratory test results and changes in nutritional status.
  • Differentiate the role of medications and disease as each affects laboratory test results.
  • Apply principles of Nutrition Care Process in the laboratory assessment of nutritional status.
Important. The online version of this course includes two parts that must be downloaded. Part 1 is a PDF, part 2 is a Case Study Tutorial.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 3 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3000, 3020, 3060, 5000, 5010, 5020, 5030, 5040, 5090, 5100 and performance indicators of 4.1.2, 8.3.7, 10.2.4, 10.2.7.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 3/23/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/31/2011
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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CATHY B - Smithfield, NC  ·  Jan 15, 2019
I enjoyed the course
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Olivia C - Fort Morgan, CO  ·  Jan 08, 2019
Good information, however would strive to make it more interactive
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Tricia S - Crown Point, IN  ·  Dec 28, 2018
Lots of information to learn and remember which will be helpful to me in my practice of ESRD (dialysis).
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Balwinder K - Roseville, CA  ·  Dec 14, 2018
Very helpful course!
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Mary D - Flagstaff, AZ  ·  Dec 08, 2018
very helpful review of labs and interpretation and implementing recommendations.
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Price: $209.00
CE-PRO Price: $104.50