Which lab tests may be performed based on clinical presentation of cocaine toxicity?

Updated: Dec 31, 2020
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, JD; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Also consider tests of the following:

  • Cardiac markers in patients with chest pain; cocaine use does not affect the specificity of troponin assays [33]

  • Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), and cultures of blood and urine in patients with elevated temperatures

  • Evaluation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for patients with altered sensorium and fever in whom meningitis is being considered

  • Serum osmolality and ketones in patients with altered mental status

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