Assessment of routine laboratory screening of adult psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency centre in Cape Town
Our study suggests that routine laboratory screening provides no additional information to that obtained from a thorough history and clinical examination in patients at high risk of having an underlying medical cause of presenting psychotic symptoms.
Andreas Crede, Stellenbosch University
Heike Geduld, Stellenbosch University
Lee Wallis, Stellenbosch University
Laboratory screening, psychiatry
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South African Medical Journal 2011;101(12):891.
Date submitted: 2011-02-01
Date published: 2011-11-28
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