Which supplemental tests are performed in the workup of delirium?

Updated: Apr 25, 2019
  • Author: Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, MD, MBBS, MPH, MHA; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Lumbar puncture is indicated when CNS infection is suspected as a cause of delirium or when the source for the systemic infection cannot be determined.

Pulse oximetry is used to diagnose hypoxia as a cause of delirium.

Electrocardiogram is used to diagnose ischemic and arrhythmic causes.


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