What is the role of lab testing in the workup of retinal detachment?

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Hemang K Pandya, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE  more...
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Laboratory tests are not helpful in detecting retinal detachment and are not warranted in the acute care of the patient. However, if the patient requires surgical intervention, it may be useful to have basic blood work (BMP, PT/PTT, INR, HbA1C). This is especially important in diabetics and those on systemic anti-coagulation.


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