Clinical Laboratory Testing

  • Lisa L. Boyle


The geriatric mental health provider needs to have a solid foundation for understanding the role of ancillary laboratory and other diagnostic assessment tools when evaluating and managing older adults with behavioral or psychiatric problems. This section will provide an overview of common uses of laboratory investigation and electrocardiogram as components of the diagnostic geropsychiatric assessment and for ongoing management of psychiatric disorders in later life.


Laboratory investigation Electrocardiogram (EKG) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  2. 2.William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans HospitalMadisonUSA

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