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Bloodwork before surgery
Blood work for surgery.
Blood work before surgery
This is an excellent question -
- A lot of unnecessary blood work is done.
- If you are young, healthy and know you are not anemic, you probably don't need any blood work.
- For healthy people over 45 or 50 - an EKG is probably the only necessary test.
- But a lot of surgeons feel they have to do lab work - and lots of patients expect it.
- As for your situation, both tests are checking for anemia - the finger stick blood test will do this as well as the blood draw test.
- So this is not a reason to doubt your surgeon..
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
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There have been studies reviewing the necessity of lab work in healthy outpatients. Unless there are known medical conditions or medications that could affect the blood chemistry, no lab work is needed. The upper limit on age varies around the country, but at your age, there is no supporting evidence to warrant lab work if your exam and history are normal.
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