What is the role of lab testing in the workup of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Roy H Lubit, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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No laboratory tests are useful in identifying borderline personality disorder (BPD). Some BPD patients have abnormal results with dexamethasone suppression testing and with thyrotropin-releasing hormone testing; however, these findings are also present in many patients with depression. As with any thorough workup of a patient with a mood disorder, fasting glucose and thyroid function studies are usually indicated. Other laboratory tests are indicated, depending on the clinical presentation.

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