Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of pediatric urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Updated: Mar 19, 2019
  • Author: Donna J Fisher, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Laboratory studies

  • Complete blood count (CBC) and basic metabolic panel (for children with a presumptive diagnosis of pyelonephritis)

  • Blood cultures (in patients with suspected bacteremia or urosepsis)

  • Renal function studies (ie, serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen [BUN] levels)

  • Electrolyte levels


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