What is the role of blood tests in the workup of nasal fractures?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Samuel J Haraldson, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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In cases with a significant amount of bleeding or where a patient may require operative intervention, the following blood tests should be obtained:

  • Complete blood cell (CBC) count – To check baseline level of hemoglobin and platelet count

  • Coagulation studies (prothrombin time [PT] / activated partial thromboplastin time [aPTT])

  • Blood typing and cross-matching for packed red blood cells – In the event transfusion should be required


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