2-Xylene

CAS RN: 95-47-6

Laboratory

A) Monitor vital signs and mental status. Laboratory studies on patients should be directed mostly towards symptoms.
B) In patients with respiratory symptoms, chest x-rays and arterial blood gases may be needed, and pulse oximetry monitoring is indicated.
C) In symptomatic patients, monitor CBC, serum electrolytes, renal function tests, liver enzymes, and urinalysis.
D) Xylene or methylhippuric acid (major metabolite) concentrations (breath or blood) are used for occupational monitoring, but are not useful to guide therapy for acute exposure.
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