Cold

Blood & Lymphoreticular System


Step 1: View Clinicals

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Step 2: Order Relevant Investigations

1. Complete Blood Count + Liver Profile + Renal Profile
2. Autoimmune Screen
3. HIV + Hepatitis Panel
4. Cryoglobulin Screen

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