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Abg (Definition)

This is a test that measures the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide ( the bodies waste gas) as well as the ph of the blood. All of these things must be kept within certain ranges and disturbances in them can indicate certain ...Read more


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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a thoracotomy?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a thoracotomy?

Yes: A thoracotomy is a specialized procedure to get into your chest. Coagulation tests should be acceptable to minimize the risk of bleeding. Usually your lung function should be available if high risk morbidities (risks) & a baseline oxygenation (oxymetry). Unless a risk for cardiac problem that is enough. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing an oophorectomy?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing an oophorectomy?

Elective procedures: Elective surgical procedures, like a planned and scheduled oophorectomy, require less blood work than emergency procedures. The type of blood work is usually determined by both your surgeon and anesthesia provider, and depends on your age and other health issues. So answer is, depends on a few things. If you have recent blood work from your primary doc, share it. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a botox injections?

Unlikely: Depends on the physician and the indication for the botox. For most cosmetic Botox injections, no lab work (blood tests) are needed. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Depends: I do these procedures in my office - no lab work is indicated. If I do it in the operating room, then we need a CBC before anesthesia can be used. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a sweat test?

No: Sweat chloride testing at an accredited testing center is the standard way to diagnose cystic fibrosis. You do not have to get any other tests first to make the results of the sweat chloride test valid or meaningful. However, if your symptoms suggest cystic fibrosis, you might have had several tests first, including a chest x-ray and possibly blood work for pneumonia and/or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a brachytherapy?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a brachytherapy?

Simple blood test: Avery simple blood test- i.e. Cbc and pt/ptt most likely. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a thoracentesis?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a thoracentesis?

Yes: A doctor will usually want a few simple blood tests to make sure you do not have some potential for bleeding prior to a thoracentesis. It depends a lot on what medications you are currently taking, especailly blood thinning medications and your general level of health at the time of the thoracentesis. A protime test and a blood count are typical tests to do prior. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a pancreaticoduodenectomy?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a pancreaticoduodenectomy?

Yes: This is a relatively major surgery and will require a few preoperative tests, at minimum a blood coagulation test and usually a chest xray and abdominal ct scan. ...Read more

Blood Tests (Definition)

Blood is usually drawn from your ...Read more