Which lab studies are indicated prior to systemic therapy for psoriasis?

Updated: Nov 20, 2020
  • Author: Jacquiline Habashy, DO, MSc; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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If starting systemic therapies such as immunological inhibitors, consider obtaining baseline laboratory studies (ie, complete blood cell [CBC] count, blood urea nitrogen [BUN]/creatinine, liver function tests [LFTs], hepatitis panel, tuberculosis [TB] screening, and pregnancy test).


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