Laboratory

Testing

  • Complete blood cell count with automated white blood cell differential

  • Sodium

  • Potassium

  • Chloride

  • Bicarbonate level

  • Urea

  • Creatinine

  • Lactate

  • Blood culture (aerobic and anaerobic) - two sets at two separate puncture sites

Also consider:

  • International normalized ratio (INR)

  • Partial thromboplastin time (PTT), activated

  • C-reactive protein (CRP)

Consider:

  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)

  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)

  • Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)

  • Total bilirubin

  • Amylase

  • Lipase

Consider:

  • Urinalysis

  • Urine culture

  • Nasopharyngeal wash

  • Nasopharyngeal FloQSwab using the Copan UTM kit for rapid influenza A/B NAT
    -Nasopharyngeal FloQSwab for COVID Nat

  • Sputum culture

  • Complete blood cell count with automated white blood cell differential

  • Sodium

  • Potassium

  • Chloride

  • Bicarbonate level

  • Urea

  • Creatinine

  • Lactate

Consider:

  • Vancomycin levels before 3rd regular dose

  • Gentamicin levels before and after 3rd regular dose