Which nonspecific lab tests may support the diagnosis of pneumococcal infection?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Claudia Antonieta Nieves Prado, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Nonspecific laboratory tests that may support the diagnosis include the following:

  • Complete blood count and differential
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
  • C-reactive protein (CRP)

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