A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic
Guide to Lab & Diagnostic Tests
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Lab Manual 2.0
A 34-year-old man presents to the clinic, 24 hours after he was hit in the abdomen. He has had constant abdominal pain since the altercation. He denies nausea and vomiting. His abdomen is soft, painful to palpation mostly around the umbilicus. Rebound tenderness is also present. Bowel sounds are diminished. Rectal exam is normal. Abdominal x-ray, ultrasonogram (USG), and CT are unremarkable.
His vitals are, BP: 120/70mm of Hg; PR: 90/min; Hct: 40%; serum Amylase: 53 U/L.
Most appropriate management is:
c: Contrast studies of GI tract
d: Diagnostic peritoneal lavage