What should be included in serum chemistry studies for the diagnosis of delirium tremens (DTs)?

Updated: Nov 06, 2020
  • Author: Michael James Burns, MD, FACEP, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Serum chemistry studies should include:

  • Sodium

  • Potassium

  • Chloride

  • Bicarbonate

  • Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)

  • Creatinine

  • Magnesium

  • Phosphorous

  • Liver function tests

  • Creatine phosphokinase - Some patients develop rhabdomyolysis

  • Lipase

  • Ketones


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