Last updated on: March 8th, 2023

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Metabolic disorders 4

A 56-year-old woman with a history of alcohol abuse comes to the emergency department because of a 1-week history of worsening dyspnea and productive cough. Her temperature is 38.5ºC (101.3ºF). Physical examination shows signs of malnutrition and right lower lobe rhonchi on lung auscultation. Chest x-ray confirms the clinical suspicion of pneumonia. Besides the laboratory panel needed to assess the infection, which of the following is the most appropriate test to request?

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