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Table 4 Diagnostic tests and procedures

From: Cost of illness of hyponatremia in the United States

  Chest X-Ray Basic Metabolic Panel TSH Urine Osmolality ACTH Stimulation Test MRI Chest CT with or without Abdominal Scan
Initial Evaluation        
Patients with CHF, Cirrhosis, Renal Failure, or Taking Diuretics 100% 100% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Patients with SIADH 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 25% 25%
Patients with All Other Etiologies 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 0% 0%
Follow-Up Visits        
Initial Treatment in Inpatient Setting 100% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Initial Treatment in ER Setting 100% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Initial Treatment in Office Setting 80%–90% 90% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%