What is the role of lab testing in the workup of exudative retinal detachment?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Lihteh Wu, MD; Chief Editor: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH  more...
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Although the diagnosis of an exudative retinal detachment can usually be made clinically, the underlying etiology may be difficult to elucidate. Laboratory examinations under these circumstances are warranted, as follows:

  • Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test and fluorescein treponema antibody (FTA) test

  • Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies

  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

  • Rheumatoid factor


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