Table 2.

Diagnostic tests used in the acute evaluation of stroke [Adams et al. (7)].

All patientsSelected patients
Neuroimaging (NCCT or MRI)Chest X-ray
ElectrocardiogramLiver function tests
Cardiac markers (troponin)Arterial blood gas
Complete blood countCSF analysis
PlateletsLipid profile
ElectrolytesToxicology screen
Glucoseβ-hCG
Coagulation tests (PT/INR, aPTT)1Blood alcohol
Renal function testsElectroencephalogram
Oxygen saturation