Respiratory disorders

Key Information

Appropriate Tests

Asthma

 

Cough

 

Emphysema

 

Haemoptysis

 

Interstitial lung disease

 

Lung abscess

 

Lung lesion

 

Malignancy, especially

  • Lung carcinoma
  • Mesothelioma

 

Occupational lung disease

 

Pleural effusion

 

Pleurisy

 

Pleurodynia

 

Pulmonary oedema

 

Respiratory distress syndrome

 

Respiratory failure

 

Respiratory infection

  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis

 

Vascular

  • Pulmonary embolism

See Chest pain suspected pulmonary embolism in the Guideline on Pathology testing in the Emergency department: Appendix 2.

Consider Coagulation profile, undertake Urea, Electrolytes, Glucose, consider Liver function tests, Troponin. Perform Full blood count.