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Let me know the general indications used to determine if a child gets a chest X-ray or CBC when he or she is sick?
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Danielle Jones
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In brief: Symptoms
The tests done when a patient presents to a physician are based on the patient's past illnesses, age and, especially, presenting symptoms.
A physician will do a physical exam and history to assess how ill the child is and go from there to decide what type of further testing, if any, will be required.

In brief: Symptoms
The tests done when a patient presents to a physician are based on the patient's past illnesses, age and, especially, presenting symptoms.
A physician will do a physical exam and history to assess how ill the child is and go from there to decide what type of further testing, if any, will be required.
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