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What are the tests for sepsis?
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Dr. Robert Robinson
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Clinical diagnosis
Sepsis is a clinical diagnosis - there is no lab test for sepsis.
Lab tests are used to assist in the diagnosis of sepsis. Look at the SOFA score to see how clinical information is put together to determine if someone has sepsis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOFA_score The SOFA score uses vital signs, physical exam, and lab tests to help determine if someone has sepsis

In brief: Clinical diagnosis
Sepsis is a clinical diagnosis - there is no lab test for sepsis.
Lab tests are used to assist in the diagnosis of sepsis. Look at the SOFA score to see how clinical information is put together to determine if someone has sepsis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOFA_score The SOFA score uses vital signs, physical exam, and lab tests to help determine if someone has sepsis
Dr. Robert Robinson
Dr. Robert Robinson
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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Tests
Cbc, esr, crp, blood & wound culture, bone scan etc.

In brief: Tests
Cbc, esr, crp, blood & wound culture, bone scan etc.
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Many
Complete blood count with platelets, complete metabolic panel, arterial lactate, arterial blood gas, scvo2, procalcitonin, pt/ptt/inr.
.. Repeat lactate measurements to help evaluate the success of the restoration of circulation, etc.

In brief: Many
Complete blood count with platelets, complete metabolic panel, arterial lactate, arterial blood gas, scvo2, procalcitonin, pt/ptt/inr.
.. Repeat lactate measurements to help evaluate the success of the restoration of circulation, etc.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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