What is the role of lab tests in the workup of cystic lesions?

Updated: Dec 29, 2018
  • Author: David M Gonzalez, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Laboratory studies are dictated by the patient's general condition. If infection is suggested, record vital signs and obtain a complete blood count (CBC) with differential and an erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Any possible undiagnosed medical condition should be investigated using appropriate laboratory and radiographic studies.

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