Initial Laboratory Testing as per JNC 7

Initial Laboratory Testing Form

You have made the new diagnoses of Stage 1 Essential Hypertension in your patient Mary Johnson. The JNC 8 guidelines in 2013 do not discuss diagnosis and laboratory work up of hypertension. What initial laboratory testing would you order in the office as per JNC 7 standards regarding essential hypertension?(Choose all that apply)

1) Electrocardiogram
2) Thyroid function tests
3) Urinalysis
4) Echocardiogram
5) Blood glucose
6) Blood hematocrit
7) Renal artery sonography
8) Serum potassium (K)
9) Serum creatinine (or the corresponding estimated GFR)
10) Serum calcium (Ca)
11) Serum chloride (Cl)
12) Serum cortisol
13) Random serum total cholesterol
14) Fasting serum cholesterol panel (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglyceride)
15) MRI of the abdomen
16) Measurement of urinary albumin excretion or albumin/creatinine ratio
17) Complete blood count (CBCs)
18) Complete liver enzyme panel (LFTs)
19) Chest X-ray
20) Serum sodium (Na)

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