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Which labratory tests (bloodwork) would be abnormal for someone that is going through alcohol withdrawal?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: None

Alcohol withdrawal does not have any diagnostic tests.
Alcoholism itself can cause a number of abnormal tests - liver enzymes, Albumin level, blood counts, levels of uric acid and triglycerides and a number of others, but these are abnormal in heavy drinkers generally, not just with withdrawal. Adrenaline levels are high, but these are not measured except for research, and are not specific.

In brief: None

Alcohol withdrawal does not have any diagnostic tests.
Alcoholism itself can cause a number of abnormal tests - liver enzymes, Albumin level, blood counts, levels of uric acid and triglycerides and a number of others, but these are abnormal in heavy drinkers generally, not just with withdrawal. Adrenaline levels are high, but these are not measured except for research, and are not specific.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Liver tests

Could be none but alcohol can affect the liver so may have abnormal liver enzyhme tests, abnormal prothrombin time, high bilirubin, low albumen.
Alcoholics can have a low platelet count.

In brief: Liver tests

Could be none but alcohol can affect the liver so may have abnormal liver enzyhme tests, abnormal prothrombin time, high bilirubin, low albumen.
Alcoholics can have a low platelet count.
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