Hi ladies, so let me just inform u of the pre-op clearance exam we all have to in order to b able to to go through SX..... They will send u a package and in it, contains a prepping clearance form. It's blood work and urine and EKG it reads
RX PREOP CBC, PT, PTT,HCG URINE, UA C&S, CMP, EKG
CBC- iThe complete blood count (CBC) is often used as a broad screening test to determine an individual's general health status. It can be used to:
Screen for a wide range of conditions and diseases
Help diagnose various conditions, such as anemia, infection, inflammation, bleeding disorder or leukemia, to name just a few
Monitor the condition and/or effectiveness of treatment after a diagnosis is established
Monitor treatment that is known to affect blood cells, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy
A CBC is a panel of tests that evaluates the three types of cells that circulate in the blood and includes the following:
Evaluation of white blood cells, the cells that are part of the body's defense system against infections and cancer and also play a role in allergies and inflammation:
White blood cell (WBC) count is a count of the total number of white blood cells in a person's sample of blood.
White blood cell differential may or may not be included as part of the panel of tests. It identifies and counts the number of the various types of white blood cells present. The five types include neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils.
Evaluation of red blood cells, the cells that transport oxygen throughout the body:
Red blood cell (RBC) count is a count of the actual number of red blood cells in a person's sample of blood.
Hemoglobin measures the amount of the oxygen-carrying protein in the blood.
Hematocrit measures the percentage of a person's blood that consists of red blood cells.
Red blood cell indices are calculations that provide information on the physical characteristics of the RBCs:
Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) is a measurement of the average size of RBCs.
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) is a calculation of the average amount of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin inside a red blood cell.
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) is a calculation of the average percentage of hemoglobin inside a red cell.
Red cell distribution width (RDW), which may be included in a CBC, is a calculation of the variation in the size of RBCs.
The CBC may also include reticulocyte count, which is a measurement of the absolute count or percentage of young red blood cells in blood.
Evaluation of platelets, cell fragments that are vital for normal blood clotting:
The platelet count is the number of platelets in a person's sample of blood.
Mean platelet volume (MPV) may be reported with a CBC. It is a calculation of the average size of platelets.
Platelet distribution width (PDW) may also be reported with a CBC. It is a measurement of the variation of platelet size.
PT-PT and INR: At a Glance
Overview of the Prothrombin Time (PT, Pro Time) test, used to check how well blood-thinning medications (anti-coagulants) are working to prevent blood clots and to help detect and diagnose a bleeding disorder
Overview of bleeding disorders and related laboratory tests
Lab Oversight: A Building Block of Trust
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Overview of hepatitis, the various types and causes, and tests to detect it
Excessive Clotting Disorders
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Vitamin K Deficiency
Describes Vitamin K deficiency and related laboratory tests used to help make a diagnosis
Overview of Stroke (Ischemic, Hemorrhagic) and related tests
Overview of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and laboratory tests used to help identify it and monitor its effects over time
Overview of malabsorption, its causes, and laboratory tests used to help screen, diagnose and monitor the condition
Overview of sepsis, the name for a systemic inflammatory response caused by a bacterial infection, and related tests
Brief description of vitamin K tests and link to more information about Vitamin K Deficiency
Overview of liver disease (any condition that causes liver inflammation or tissue damage and affects liver function) and related laboratory tests
Explanation and Illustrations of the Coagulation Cascade
Sources for Articles on Testing Tips
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This article provides as overview of the wide variety of samples that can be taken from the human body to be used for laboratory testing.
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A series of articles to help people, especially children and the elderly, cope with providing a sample for laboratory testing, including tips on blood testing
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Overview of the test for PTT (also known as aPTT or activited partial thromboplastin time and partial thromboplastin time), used as part of an investigation of a possible bleeding disorder or thrombotic episode
HCG Urine- Pregnancy test
UA C&S -UA is urinalysis-done mainly to detect infection; includes remarks about color, appearance, and odor; tested for protein, glucose, ketones, blood and leukocytes.
C&S is culture & sensitivity -determines the presence of bacteria; this part will take 24 hours to "grow" in the lab before results are ready. That is the culture part. The sensitivity part is to determine which antibioics the bacteria is "sensitive" to so that the proper medicine can be determined for the infection.
CMP A comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is a blood test that provides information about:
how the kidney and liver are functioning
sugar (glucose) and protein levels in the blood
the body's electrolyte and fluid balance
EKG An electrocardiogram (also called EKG or ECG) is a test that records the electrical activity of your heart through small electrode patches attached to the skin of your chest, arms, and legs. An EKG may be part of a routine physical exam or it may be used as a test for heart disease. An EKG can be used to further investigate symptoms related to heart problems.
EKGs are quick, safe, painless, and inexpensive tests that are routinely performed if a heart condition is suspected.
Your doctor uses the EKG to:
Assess your heart rhythm.
Diagnose poor blood flow to the heart muscle (ischemia).
Diagnose a heart attack.
Evaluate certain abnormalities of your heart, such as an enlarged heart.
Well ladies hope this helps.....