What should be included in the lab studies for renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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RCC is remarkable for the frequent occurrence of paraneoplastic syndromes, including hypercalcemia, erythrocytosis, and nonmetastatic hepatic dysfunction (ie, Stauffer syndrome). Thus, laboratory studies in the evaluation of RCC should include a workup for paraneoplastic syndromes.


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