What is the role of the blood chemistry profile in the evaluation of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Most patients with AML have an elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level and, frequently, an elevated uric acid level. Elevation of those test results indicates possible tumor lysis syndrome, which should be treated expeditiously. Liver function tests and blood urea nitrogen (BUN)/creatinine tests are necessary before the initiation of therapy.


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