Is lab testing required to diagnosis gallstones (cholelithiasis)?

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 testing is generally not necessary unless cholecystitis is a concern. [13]


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