Diagnostic Studies: An Evidence-Based Approach To Managing Asymptomatic Elevated Blood Pressure In The Emergency Department
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Diagnostic Studies

The ACEP clinical policy on asymptomatic hypertension states that laboratory testing for asymptomatic patients with elevated blood pressure should not be conducted routinely but may be helpful in select patients.8 These select patients include those with poor follow-up and patients in whom a blood chemistry may expose evidence of acute kidney injury and affect disposition. This recommendation is based primarily on Class III studies and is, therefore, a Level C recommendation, according to their classification system.

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