TABLE A33Grade 1 surgery

Test>16 to <40>40 to <60>60 to <80>80
Chest x-rayaNoNo
Full blood countYesYesYesYes
Renal functionYesYesYesYes
Random glucose
Urine analysis
Blood gases
Lung functionNoNoNoNo

Chest x-ray may be considered if the patient has signs of other comorbidities often associated with renal disease, such as hypertension and coronary heart failure.

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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