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Table 1 Sets of laboratory tests per complaint

From: Blood test ordering for unexplained complaints in general practice: the VAMPIRE randomised clinical trial protocol. [ISRCTN55755886]

  Fatigue Abdominal complaints Musculo- skeletal complaints Weight changes Itch
Alkaline Phosphatase (AF) x x   x  
Alanine aminotransferase (ALAT) x x   x x
Amylase   x   x  
Anti-endomysium   x   x  
Aspartate aminotransferase (ASAT) x x   x  
Bilirubin      x
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) x x x x x
Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) x x   x x
Creatinin kinase (CK)    x   
Creatinin x x x x x
C-reactive protein (CRP)   x    
Differentiated leukocyte count x x   x x
Eosinophils      x
Ferritin x x x x  
Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) x x   x x
Glucose x x x x x
Haemoglobin (Hb) x x x x x
Potassium (K) x   x   
Latex fixation test    x   
Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) x    x  
Leukocyte count x x   x x
Monosticon x     
Total IgE   x    x
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) x x x x x
Transferrin saturation (TS) x x x x  
Urea      x
Uric acid    x   
Total number of tests 17 18 11 17 14