What is the role of lab tests in the workup of urothelial tumors of the renal pelvis and ureters?

Updated: Aug 07, 2020
  • Author: Kyle A Richards, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Laboratory studies that should be ordered include the following:

  • Urinalysis – To confirm hematuria and to rule out a coexistent urinary tract infection
  • Basic metabolic panel – To check serum creatinine (assess renal function) and electrolytes
  • Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), prothrombin time (PT), and international normalized ratio (INR) – To check baseline coagulation status

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