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    Old 11-14-2018, 07:25 PM   #1
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    Pre-op blood work testing?

    Hi everyone next month I am due to have bariatric (weight loss) surgery. I am required to have pre-op testing 2 weeks prior. It says it includes routine blood screening. chest xrays and an ekg. My only problem is I have hypochondria like crazy. What does routine blood work include? Does it include HIV and HEP C tests as well? I asked the girl on the phone and she told me it was just basic stuff they are checking for but I am still nervous. I feel like the girl on the phone who scheduled the appointment for my pre-op stuff may not know all the tests being done. Do they typically check for HIV in routine blood screening for surgery?

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    Old 11-14-2018, 09:30 PM   #2
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    Re: Pre-op blood work testing?

    No they don't check for HIV. It just checks basic blood work to make sure you willl be okay to go under anastesia

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    Old 11-15-2018, 02:57 AM   #3
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    Re: Pre-op blood work testing?

    Unless there is a reason, no they do not routinely check for HIV...if this is something you feel you might be concerned about, I would have it checked by your doctor. That's not exactly something you want to ignore.

    Pre op testing is to make sure that your heart is strong and that you have no risks associated with anesthesia. That's all.

    Good luck on your surgery!
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