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Table 1 Nurse-initiated blood test ordering at triage, based on a physician-approved diagnostic algorithm

From: Diagnostic anticipation to reduce emergency department length of stay: a retrospective cohort study in Ferrara University hospital, Italy

Condition at triage Blood tests
Chest pain Complete blood count, creatinine, sodium, potassium, glycemia, cardiac troponin I
Abdominal pain Complete blood count, creatinine, sodium, potassium, glycemia, Alanine Transaminases (ALT), bilirubin, C-Reactive Protein (CRP), pancreatic lipases
Non-traumatic bleeding Complete blood count, creatinine, sodium, potassium, Prothrombin Time (PT), Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)