What is the role of lab tests in the workup of hemiplegic shoulder pain?

Updated: Feb 08, 2019
  • Author: Robert Gould, DO; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Laboratory tests are performed when they are required for a specific indication.

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