Preoperative resources

Information For An Easy Transition From Preop To The OR 

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Common preoperative labs and diagnostic tests

Complete Blood Count

A CBC is useful to evaluate a baseline of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. This is a common and useful test for blood volume, possible infections, anemia, inflammation and more.


Used to determine the clotting time of plasma and evaluate Warfarin dosage, liver damage and Vitamin K. An important test for surgery as blood loss and clotting times can effect outcomes tremendously. 

Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)

Testing all things metabolic, this lab evaluates liver function, kidney function, diabetic and parathyroid status, and electrolyte and fluid balance. Especially helpful prior to surgery.



Monitoring the health of a patient’s heart is often necessary prior to surgery. An EKG is important to achieve a baseline rhythm and uncover any potential heart problems.

Chest X-Ray

Certain surgeries and medical histories will warrant a chest x-ray or if the patient is at risk for post operative pulmonary issues.

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