Which lab tests are performed in the workup of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Sandy D Kotiah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The initial laboratory workup of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) should include the following:

  • Complete blood cell (CBC) count with differential
  • Peripheral blood smear
  • Comprehensive metabolic profile for baseline renal and liver function tests,
  • Electrolyte levels
  • Prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT)
  • Fibrinogen assay

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