Last updated: Friday, 24, December, 2010
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
Identify and obtain sample of likely poison(s), if possible. Contact local Poisons Information Centre.
Urine or blood examination for poison or metabolite may be indicated; assessment of appropriate organ function/organ biopsy may also be required. Consult pathologist to discuss specific poison(s) involved.
Benzene, methanol, glycol, paint thinner
Acids, alkalis, metal salts
Cholinesterase - red cell and Cholinesterase - plasma.
FBC, blood film, Heinz body preparation, methaemoglobin.
PT; warfarin - blood if documentation required.