What tests are recommended for eating disorders?

Per Walsh et al. (2000), "Laboratory evaluation of the anorectic should include a complete blood count, electrolytes, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, urea nitrogen, creatinine, glucose, and albumin. Measuring FSH, LH, TSH and prolactin can be helpful in evaluating the cause of the amenorrhea. An electrocardiogram is especially important in patients who are bingeing and purging, and who may have metabolic abnormalities. Bone densitometry should be considered to assess severity of bone loss, especially if the results will affect the treatment."


Thus, please consider the following, 

  • CBC
  • CMP
  • Hormones (if warranted)
  • Thyroid Panel

Additionally, other tests to consider are:


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