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Psychosis Lab Testing

Aka: Psychosis Lab Testing, Psychosis Labs, Psychosis Diagnostic Testing
  1. See Also
    1. Psychosis
    2. Psychosis Symptoms
    3. Psychosis Exam
    4. Psychosis Types
    5. Psychosis Differential Diagnosis
    6. Drug Induced Psychosis
    7. Psychosis Diagnostic Testing
    8. Schizophrenia
    9. Schizophrenia Diagnosis
    10. Delirium
  2. Labs
    1. First-line tests
      1. Complete Blood Count
      2. Comprehensive metabolic panel (electrolytes, Glucose, liver and renal tests)
      3. Serum B12 Level
      4. Urine Toxicologic Screen
      5. Blood Alcohol
      6. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
    2. Other tests to consider
      1. Syphilis Serology (RPR, VDRL)
      2. HIV Test
      3. Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
      4. C-Reactive Protein
      5. Antinuclear Antibody test
      6. Free Urine Cortisol
      7. Urine copper
      8. Parathyroid Hormone
  3. Imaging
    1. Head Imaging Indications (CT Head, MRI Brain)
      1. New, severe, refractory Headache
      2. Focal neurologic deficit
      3. Head Trauma
  4. References
    1. (2013) DSM V, American Psychiatric Association, p. 99
    2. Holder (2014) Am Fam Physician 90(11): 775-82 [PubMed]

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