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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing an endoscopy?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually
Not.

In brief: Usually
Not.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Okay to get EGD
Most endoscopists would say "no", unless the egd (esophagogastroduodenoscopy = upper endoscopy) was ordered in response to a lab abnormality that has to be trended (like a dropping blood count), or if endoscopic intervention is anticipated and you have a clotting problem (to check coagulation).
Your primary care doctor who orders the egd can determine if preliminary testing is first needed.

In brief: Okay to get EGD
Most endoscopists would say "no", unless the egd (esophagogastroduodenoscopy = upper endoscopy) was ordered in response to a lab abnormality that has to be trended (like a dropping blood count), or if endoscopic intervention is anticipated and you have a clotting problem (to check coagulation).
Your primary care doctor who orders the egd can determine if preliminary testing is first needed.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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