What is the role of lab testing in the workup of acute gastritis?

Updated: Jul 12, 2020
  • Author: Sarah El-Nakeep, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Laboratory tests ordered in cases of suspected gastritis including the following:

  • Complete blood cell (CBC) count to assess for anemia, as acute gastritis can cause gastrointestinal bleeding [6]

  • Liver and kidney function tests

  • Gallbladder and pancreatic function tests

  • Pregnancy test

  • Stool for blood


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