Which lab studies should be performed prior to initiating systemic therapy for psoriasis?

Updated: Mar 17, 2021
  • Author: Jacquiline Habashy, DO, MSc; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Consider obtaining the following baseline laboratory studies in patients being initiated on systemic therapies (eg, immunologic inhibitors):

  • CBC count

  • BUN and creatinine levels

  • Liver function tests

  • Hepatitis panel

  • TB screening

  • HIV testing
  • Pregnancy test


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