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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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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 0256-9574.

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.

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