Which lab tests are performed in the diagnosis of esophagitis?

Updated: May 28, 2020
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Laboratory tests are usually unhelpful unless complications are present (eg, upper gastrointestinal [GI] hemorrhage). The following may be considered:

  • Complete blood count (CBC) in patients with neutropenia or immunosuppression
  • CD4 count and HIV test in patients with risk factors for HIV
  • Systemic autoimmune disease workup as indicated by the underlying disease

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