Which lab studies are performed in the workup of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Lab studies used for diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma include the following:

  • Urinalysis (UA)

  • Complete blood cell (CBC) count with differential

  • Electrolytes

  • Renal profile

  • Liver function tests (LFTs; aspartate aminotransferase [AST] and alanine aminotransferase [ALT])

  • Serum calcium


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