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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a lumbar MRI without dye?
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In brief: No
There is no need for blood tests before a non-contrast mri.
However, if there is a chance that contrast might be used during the test, then it's easier to have a simple kidney function blood test before the MRI scan rather than having to get out of the scanner, have the test and then have to reschedule a scan with contrast.

In brief: No
There is no need for blood tests before a non-contrast mri.
However, if there is a chance that contrast might be used during the test, then it's easier to have a simple kidney function blood test before the MRI scan rather than having to get out of the scanner, have the test and then have to reschedule a scan with contrast.
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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