What is the role of blood chemistry testing in the diagnosis of diverticulitis?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Elie M Ghoulam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Measurement of blood chemistries may be helpful in the patient who is vomiting or has diarrhea to assess electrolyte abnormalities. Assess renal function prior to the administration of most intravenous contrast material.


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