What is the role of lab testing in the workup of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

Updated: Oct 04, 2018
  • Author: Gregory P Conners, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP, FACEP; Chief Editor: Dale W Steele, MD, MS  more...
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Answer

See the list below:

  • Children with foreign body ingestion typically do not require laboratory testing.

  • Laboratory studies may be indicated for workup of specific complications, such as potential infection.


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