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Investigations

a)  Blood Tests

  • (phone laboratory to alert staff that sample is arriving.  All samples must be hand delivered to labs)
  • 60-70 mls blood required and should be taken as soon as patient is admitted.
  • *FBC
  • *U&E's + creatinine
  • *Baseline calcium/LFT's (results available post-op)
  • *Clotting screen/INR (if on Warfarin)
  • *Blood Group and save
  • Tissue Typing (white clotted bottle for lymphocytotoxic Antibody, plus 5ml EDTA sample.)
  • Virology - CMV, HIV, Hep B + C (only if >1/12 since last test)
  • *Glucose
  • BM test on ward

*Results must be requested as Urgent and be available before theatre.

Blood results must be obtained urgently as patient may require dialysis prior to operation depending on this result.

Repeat U&Es are required 30 minutes following dialysis.

b)            Chest X-ray

c)             ECG

d)            MSSU - for gram stain and subsequent culture.

e)             PD fluid -for WCC and gram stain / culture if appropriate


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