Which lab studies are used to exclude biliary or hepatic disease in the workup of small-bowel obstruction (SBO)?

Updated: Apr 28, 2017
  • Author: Mityanand Ramnarine, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Steven C Dronen, MD, FAAEM  more...
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Laboratory studies to exclude biliary or hepatic disease are also needed and include the following:

  • Phosphate level

  • Creatine kinase level

  • Liver panel: aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and bilirubin levels

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