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Table 2 Laboratory investigations in the diagnostic work up according the DCG

From: The diagnostic work up of growth failure in secondary health care; An evaluation of consensus guidelines

Laboratory investigations In order to diagnose Category
Blood   
Hb, Ht, Leukocytes, Cell indices, Leukocyte differentiation, ESR (Ferritin) Anemia/infections (and celiac disease and cystic fibrosis) I
ALAT, ASAT, γ GT Liver diseases II
Albumin, Creatinine, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Phosphate, Alkaline phosphatase, acid-base equilibrium Renal diseases III
IgA-anti endomysium, IgA- antigliadin, Anti-tissue glutaminase*, Total IgA Celiac disease IV
TSH, FT4 Hypothyroidism V
IGF-I Growth hormone deficiency VI
FSH** Turner syndrome VII
Urine   
pH, glucose, protein, blood and sedimentation Renal diseases VIII
  1. *At the moment the consensus meeting took place, anti tissue glutaminase as a diagnostic tool for celiac disease was not yet introduced nation wide.
  2. **Only in girls.