Cancer Labs


In the workup of a patient with known lung carcinoma

Complete blood count with platelet determination
Measurement of serum electrolytes, glucose, calcium, and phosphorus; renal and liver function tests
Skin test for tuberculosis

Pulmonary function studies and arterial blood gas measurements if signs or symptoms of respiratory insufficiency are present

Sputum cytology is a test in which a sample of sputum is obtained so it can be examined under a microscope for cancer cells.

Lung biopsy
Transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA)
Lung function tests


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