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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Homa Najafi, M.D.[2]Faizan Sheraz, M.D. [3]


Laboratory findings consistent with the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma include an elevated concentration of serum EBV titer. Plasma EBV DNA load, EBV viral capsid antigen, assessment of EBV in the pathologic specimens, Complete blood count, Urea and creatinine, electrolytes, Liver function tests, Calcium and phosphate, and Alkaline phosphatase are the tests which should be done for the diagnosis and assessment of tumor invasion, and differentiation of tumor.

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