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Overview

The following blood tests may be done:

  • Bilirubin level
  • Liver enzyme levels
  • Liver function tests
  • White blood count (WBC)
  • Blood cultures

Anaerobes may be cultured in 15% of cases.

Laboratory studies show cholestasis, variable transaminase levels, leukocytosis, and positive blood cultures.

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