Which routine lab tests are performed in the workup of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Vikramjit S Kanwar, MBBS, MBA, MRCP(UK), FAAP; Chief Editor: Jennifer Reikes Willert, MD  more...
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Complete morphologic, immunologic, and genetic examination of the leukemic cells is necessary to establish the diagnosis of ALL.

Routine laboratory studies in pediatric ALL include the following:

  • CBC count

  • Peripheral blood smear

  • Serum chemistries (eg, potassium, phosphorus, calcium)

  • Uric acid level

  • LDH level

  • Coagulation studies, such as PT, aPTT, levels of fibrinogen and D-dimer

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