What is the role of lab tests in the workup for hyphema glaucoma?

Updated: Jul 29, 2020
  • Author: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Sickle cell prep: Screen for sickle cell. (This is mandatory upon presentation for non-white patients.)

Hemoglobin electrophoresis: Determine if the patient has sickle cell trait or disease.

If a bleeding disorder is suspected, prothrombin time (PT), partial thromboplastin time (PTT), platelet count, and liver function tests can be useful.

Aqueous samples from the anterior chamber are occasionally needed to differentiate rare types of glaucoma.


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