Which lab studies are used in the workup of idiopathic scoliosis?

Updated: Dec 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles T Mehlman, DO, MPH; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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Laboratory workup for patients with scoliosis consists primarily of preoperative testing. Most, if not all, patients undergo preoperative assessment of hemoglobin and hematocrit levels. Autologous blood predonation is also a common practice.


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