Which lab tests are performed in the workup of septic thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Oct 05, 2021
  • Author: JE Robyn Hanna, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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The following studies can be performed:

  • Complete blood count (CBC) - Should be sent for evidence of leukocytosis

  • Chemistries - Should be sent for evidence of acidosis and electrolyte imbalance in severe infection

  • Hepatologies - Should be sent if pylephlebitis is suspected

  • International normalized ratio (INR/prothrombin time (PTT)- In case anticoagulation is indicated

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