SAMJ: South African Medical Journal
On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
CREDE, Andreas; GEDULD, Heike and WALLIS, Lee. Assessment of routine laboratory screening of adult psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency centre in Cape Town. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2011, vol.101, n.12, pp. 891-894. ISSN 2078-5135.
ABSTRACT Our study suggests that routine laboratory screening provides no additional information to that obtained from a thorough history and clinical examination in patients at high risk of having an underlying medical cause of presenting psychotic symptoms.