What type of lab tests are most beneficial in the diagnosis of uncomplicated cholelithiasis (gallstones) or simple biliary colic?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Douglas M Heuman, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Patients with uncomplicated cholelithiasis or simple biliary colic typically have normal laboratory test results; laboratory studies are generally not necessary unless complications are suspected. Blood tests, when indicated, may include the following:

  • Complete blood count (CBC) with differential

  • Liver function panel

  • Amylase

  • Lipase


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