Last updated: Wednesday, 16, January, 2013
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
Diagnosis based on history and physical examination; diagnostic imaging and pathology tests as appropriate.
See specific clinical problems eg, peritonitis, pancreatitis.
If inflammation suspected
FBC, blood film; CRP or ESR only occasionally useful.
If ectopic pregnancy suspected
Beta human chorionic gonadotrophin.
If pancreatitis suspected
Lipase or, if unavailable, amylase.
If dehydration or electrolyte imbalance suspected
FBC; creatinine, urea, electrolytes.