Chloroform

CAS RN: 67-66-3

Laboratory

A) Monitor CBC with differential, INR and PT/PTT, renal function, and liver enzymes in patients with significant exposure.
B) Monitor fluid and electrolyte levels in patients with persistent vomiting.
C) Obtain an ECG, and institute continuous cardiac monitoring in symptomatic patients.
D) Patients with significant respiratory symptoms should have a chest x-ray to evaluate for pulmonary edema or ARDS.
E) Patients with a chloroform ingestion should have an abdominal radiograph performed to determine if there remains a large amount of radiopaque liquid that may be removed by decontamination (eg, NG aspiration) procedures.
F) Chloroform concentrations are not readily available and are unlikely to be useful for clinical management of patients.
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