Which lab studies are performed to rule out anemia, diabetes mellitus, and hypothyroidism in the differential diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Answer

Routine studies for ulnar nerve entrapment are ordered to rule out anemia, diabetes mellitus, and hypothyroidism and include the following:

  • Complete blood cell (CBC) count

  • Urinalysis

  • Fasting blood glucose


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