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Blood tests for patients prescribed psychotropics: what, when and why?

  • Carol Paton and Dominic Beer (a1)
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Although baseline blood tests are routinely checked on hospital admission when patients may be medication-free, it is frequently forgotten that psychotropic drugs can cause a wide range of abnormalities in such tests, some common and some very rare. These abnormalities, and the monitoring requirements associated with them are summarised in Table 1.

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Blood tests for patients prescribed psychotropics: what, when and why?

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