Common lab tests
Discuss the indications, limitations, and interpretations of the following lab tests: basic chemistries (electrolytes, calcium, glucose, and renal function studies); complete blood count; cultures of the blood, spinal fluid and throat.

Common imaging tests
Discuss the indications, limitations, and interpretations of common imaging tests including chest x-ray and radiological evaluation of the extremities. Describe the important differences between the adult and pediatric skeletons.