What is the role of lab tests in the workup of cryptosporidiosis?

Updated: Nov 11, 2019
  • Author: Melinda B Tanabe, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Diarrhea causes volume depletion, so urea and electrolyte tests are used to assess electrolyte and volume replacement requirements. Elevated alkaline phosphatase and glutamyl transpeptidase without hyperbilirubinemia are typical signs of biliary involvement.

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