Myxedema Coma (cont.)
Exams and Tests
- Blood tests are performed to check blood cell count, electrolytes, sugar, and thyroid hormone levels. Tests are also performed to evaluate how the liver and adrenal glands are functioning.
- Blood gases are evaluated to check for oxygen and carbon dioxide levels.
- An ECG of the heart is performed to check for disturbances in the activity of the heart.
- Additional tests are performed at the discretion of the treating doctor.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/31/2014
Mohammad Alshanti, MD, MBBS
Mohsen S Eledrisi, MD, FACP, FACE
Arthur B Chausmer, MD, PhD, FACP, FACE, FACN, CNS
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