What is the role of complete blood count (CBC) in the workup of mercury toxicity?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: David A Olson, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Obtain a complete blood count (CBC) and serum chemistries to assess possible anemia secondary to GI hemorrhage, to determine if renal failure is present, and to rule out electrolytic abnormalities.


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