A child comes to the emergency room with RLQ pain and vomiting. Which of these test results, if elevated, would be indicative of acute appendicitis?


•80-85% of patients with appendicitis have an increased WBC count (leukocytosis). An increase in neutrophils all occurs.

•Other lab results associated with appendicitis include c-reactive protein increase and liver enzyme increase.

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