Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of panic disorder?

Updated: Mar 21, 2018
  • Author: Mohammed A Memon, MD; Chief Editor: Randon S Welton, MD  more...
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Laboratory studies that can exclude medical disorders other than panic disorder include the following:

  • Serum electrolytes to exclude hypokalemia and acidosis

  • Serum glucose to exclude hypoglycemia

  • Cardiac enzymes in patients suspected of acute coronary syndromes

  • Serum hemoglobin in patients with near-syncope

  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in patients suspected of hyperthyroidism

  • Urine toxicology screen for amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, and phencyclidine in patients suspected of intoxication

  • D-dimer assay to exclude pulmonary embolism


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