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Capillary Refill

Aka: Capillary Refill, Capillary Refill Time, Abnormal Capillary Nail Refill Test, Capillary Nail Refill Test
  1. Protocol
    1. Perform in warm Ambient Temperature
    2. Perform on finger or arm held at heart level (skin over Sternum in infants)
    3. Press on skin to cause blanching
    4. Measure time in seconds for the blanched skin to return to the same color as surrounding skin
  2. Interpretation
    1. Capillary Refill is prolonged if over 1.5 to 2 seconds
    2. Prolonged Capillary Refill Time suggests diminished localized blood flow or dehydration

Capillary nail refill test (C1699602)

Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060)
Dutch capillaire nagelrefill-test
French Test de remplissage des capillaire unguéaux
German Fingernageldrucktest
Italian Test del riempimento dei capillari ungueali
Portuguese Teste de reenchimento capilar da unha
Spanish Examen del llenado capilar ungueal
Japanese 爪毛細血管再充満検査, ツメモウサイケッカンサイジュウマンケンサ, ソウモウサイケッカンサイジュウマンケンサ
Czech Test znovunaplnění kapilár nehtu
Hungarian Köröm kapilláris újratelődési vizsgálat
English Capillary nail refill test
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Capillary nail refill test abnormal (C2721574)

Concepts Finding (T033)
English Capillary nail refill test abnormal
Spanish Examen del llenado capilar ungueal anormal
Portuguese Teste de reenchimento capilar da unha anormal
French Test de retour capillaire au niveau du lit de l'ongle anormal
Italian Test del riempimento dei capillari ungueali anormale
German Kapillarer Wiederfuelltest des Nagels anomal
Dutch capillaire nagelrefill-test abnormaal
Czech Test znovunaplnění kapilár nehtu abnormální
Japanese ソウモウサイケッカンサイジュウマンケンサイジョウ, 爪毛細血管再充満検査異常, ツメモウサイケッカンサイジュウマンケンサイジョウ
Hungarian Köröm kapilláris újratelődési vizsgálat kóros
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


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