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The nurse is caring for a patient with sickle-cell disease suffering from a hemolytic crisis. Which of the following lab results would the nurse expect?

Explanation

• Hemolysis is the destruction of red blood cells. This causes the breakdown of hemoglobin, bilirubin being a byproduct.

• This causes an increase of bilirubin in the blood. Levels greater than 2.5 mg/dL usually cause jaundice.

• All other options are normal values.

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