Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor Toxicity Workup

Updated: Jul 21, 2017
  • Author: Eddie Garcia, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

See the list below:

  • Standard laboratory tests for poisoned patients are indicated if the patient has significant symptoms.
  • Quantitative levels of monoamine oxidase inhibitors are not clinically useful.
  • Electrolytes with lactic acid to evaluate for acidosis due to hypoperfusion
  • Toxicology screens are primarily useful in ruling out other toxins.  Acetaminophen level should be ordered in every patient with intentional overdose.
  • Obtain pregnancy tests in women of childbearing age.
  • Consider workup for hypertensive emergencies if any signs or symptoms are present.