Module 3: Assessment

Lesson 5

Anxiety: Comprehensive assessment (cont’d)

Laboratory evaluation

As part of the differential diagnoses, laboratory and diagnostic testing are essential to rule out medical disorders that may be the root cause of the anxiety. Those to consider include the following:

CBC Serum bilirubin
Fasting glucose Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
Electrolytes Fasting lipid profile
Urine toxicology for substance abuse Liver enzymes
24-hour creatinine (with renal disease) Urinalysis
Pregnancy test (if relevant) Prolactin