What is the role of lab studies when suspicion of an anxiety disorder is high?

Updated: Mar 27, 2019
  • Author: Nita V Bhatt, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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When the index of suspicion for anxiety being produced by a medical disorder is low (lack of physical findings, younger age, typical anxiety disorder presentation), initial laboratory studies might be limited to the following:

  • Complete blood cell count

  • Chemistry profile

  • Thyroid function tests

  • Urinalysis

  • Urine drug screen


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