What is the role of lab testing in the evaluation of necrotizing fasciitis?

Updated: Sep 02, 2020
  • Author: Steven A Schulz, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Laboratory tests, along with appropriate imaging studies, may facilitate the diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis. [26, 27] Laboratory evaluation should include the following:

  • Complete blood count with differential

  • Serum chemistry studies

  • Arterial blood gas measurement

  • Urinalysis

  • Blood and tissue cultures

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