CBP/FBP/CBE (especially platelet count and absolute lymphocyte count).
Electrolytes and renal function.
If initial tests are normal, repeat 2-3 hours and 5-6 hours later, or earlier
if symptoms of envenoming develop. If initial tests are abnormal and antivenom
therapy is commenced, re-test at 3 hours after completion of antivenom, to decide
if more antivenom is needed (if there is a coagulopathy present).
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