TABLE A12Cardiovascular surgery

Test<6 months6 to 12 months1 to 5 years5 to 12 years12 to 16 years
Chest x-rayYesYesYesYesYes
ECGYesYesYesYesYes
Full blood countYesYesYesYesYes
Haemostasis
Renal functionYesYesYesYesYes
Random glucoseNoNoNoNoNo
Urine analysisa
a

Dipstick urine testing in asymptomatic individuals is not recommended (UK National Screening Committee)

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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