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What are the tests for newborn respiratory distress?
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Dr. Jeb Teichman
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In brief: Various
Normally newborn with respiratory distress will need tests to measure lung function such as blood gases, pulse oximetry and a chest x-ray.
They also need tests to determine the presence of infection such as a white blood cell count (cbc), and blood culture. There are other tests that maybe used such as CRP which is blood protein that maybe elevated in the presence of infection.

In brief: Various
Normally newborn with respiratory distress will need tests to measure lung function such as blood gases, pulse oximetry and a chest x-ray.
They also need tests to determine the presence of infection such as a white blood cell count (cbc), and blood culture. There are other tests that maybe used such as CRP which is blood protein that maybe elevated in the presence of infection.
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