Which tests are performed in the workup of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB)?

Updated: Sep 01, 2021
  • Author: Bennie Ray Upchurch, III, MD, FACP, AGAF, FACG, FASGE; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Workup may include the following:

  • Orthostatic blood pressure
  • Complete blood cell count with differential
  • Hemoglobin level
  • Type and crossmatch blood
  • Basic metabolic profile, blood urea nitrogen, and coagulation profile
  • Risk scoring assessment
  • Calcium level
  • Gastrin level
  • Endoscopy
  • Chest radiography
  • Nasogastric lavage
  • Computed tomography (CT) angiography (CTA)
  • Angiography (if bleeding persists and endoscopy fails to identify a bleeding site)

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