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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a cervical spine CT with dye?
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Check kidney functio
If you habe reason to blieve you have marginal kidney function it is best to avoid this test if your kidneys are bad.

In brief: Check kidney functio
If you habe reason to blieve you have marginal kidney function it is best to avoid this test if your kidneys are bad.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Eric Wang
Radiology
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In brief: Maybe
Usually patients get a blood test for renal function (creatinine) before contrast (dye) administration, as contrast can damage the kidneys.
Younger patients without history of kidney disease often are not tested ahead of time.

In brief: Maybe
Usually patients get a blood test for renal function (creatinine) before contrast (dye) administration, as contrast can damage the kidneys.
Younger patients without history of kidney disease often are not tested ahead of time.
Dr. Eric Wang
Dr. Eric Wang
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