Which lab tests are performed when alcohol, drugs, and/or toxins are the suspected cause of delirium, dementia, and amnesia?

Updated: Sep 19, 2018
  • Author: Richard D Shin, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

When alcohol, drugs, and/or toxins are suspected, consider the following:

  • Serum ethanol, salicylate, acetaminophen, carbon monoxide, and other specific drug or toxin levels as indicated

  • Comprehensive drug analysis of urine


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