What is the role of lab studies in the diagnosis of pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Laboratory studies that may be helpful include the following:

  • Complete blood count (CBC) with differential
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
  • Albumin and prealbumin
  • Transferrin
  • Serum protein

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