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TABLE A16Grade 4 surgery

Test>16 to <40>40 to <60>60 to <80>80
Chest x-ray
ECGYesYesYesYes
Full blood countYesYesYesYes
Haemostasis
Renal functionYesYesYesYes
Random glucoseNoNoNoNo
Urine analysis
Blood gases
Lung functionNoNoNoNo

From: 6, Guideline for Preoperative Investigations in Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery

Cover of Preoperative Tests
Preoperative Tests: The Use of Routine Preoperative Tests for Elective Surgery.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 3.
National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care (UK).
Copyright © 2003, National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care.

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