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How is poisoning diagnosed?

Poisoning is usually diagnosed from a combination of symptoms and information from the person poisoned or those around them. In some cases, blood tests, urine tests, or x-rays can be used, but most poisonings cannot be determined this way. Any information that can be taken from the person or poisoning scene, such as an open pill bottle, is the most helpful for diagnosing poisoning.

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