Staging workup for all patients with lung cancer should include the following:
CT of the chest and upper abdomen
Complete blood cell count with differential
Serum chemistry studies, including creatinine, electrolyte, and calcium levels
Alkaline phosphate measurement
Aspartate aminotransferase measurement
Pulmonary function testing (only required if surgical resection is being considered)
Mediastinoscopy (only required if surgical resection is being considered)
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Cite this: Emmanuel C. Besa. Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Lung Cancer? - Medscape - Apr 04, 2016.