If you’re preparing to undergo surgery, it’s important to participate in presurgical testing. This group of screening procedures can reduce the risk of complications and speed up your recovery process after an operation. You can also receive medical clearance for an upcoming procedure in only 24 - 48 hours. At Everyday Urgent Care, the team of expert providers offers presurgical testing onsite. To make an appointment, call the practice in Maywood, New Jersey, or click the online scheduling tool today.
Presurgical testing refers to lab tests that your Everyday Urgent Care provider orders in the days leading up to surgery. These tests assess the health of your heart, lungs, and other vital organs, ensuring you’re well enough to undergo surgery.
If your provider discovers an underlying condition that might increase your risk of surgical complications, they develop a custom treatment plan to address it before moving forward.
At Everyday Urgent Care, the team offers several types of presurgical testing, including:
X-rays are a type of diagnostic imaging that uses electronic sensors and ionizing radiation to capture photos of your bones, joints, internal organs, and soft tissues. If you have a chronic cough or chest pain, the team might recommend a series of chest X-rays prior to surgery.
An electrocardiogram is a diagnostic test that analyzes the electrical activity of your heart. It can pinpoint potentially serious issues, including an abnormal heart rhythm, damage to your heart muscle, and heart murmurs.
Urinalysis is a type of presurgical testing that analyzes a sample of your urine. The team at Everyday Urgent Care uses urinalysis to diagnose various issues, including diabetes, bladder infections, and kidney disease.
A white blood count is a blood test that measures your white blood cells. This type of test can alert your provider to an infection that might increase your risk of surgical complications.
The length of time that presurgical testing takes depends on several factors, including your age, medical history, and the type of tests required. Most people are in and out of the office within 90 minutes, but it might take longer. The team at Everyday Urgent Care recommends giving yourself at least two hours.
Only a qualified medical professional can determine the type of presurgical testing that will most benefit you. Following a review of your health history and a complete physical exam, your provider can make recommendations that align with your needs.
To learn more about the benefits of presurgical testing, make an appointment at Everyday Urgent Care by calling the practice or clicking the online booking feature today.