Laboratory Work 2017-04-13T02:52:00+00:00

Preoperative Laboratory Tests:

  • CBC
  • CMP
  • Uric acid
  • Vit B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vit B12
  • Vit D(OH 25)
  • Fe (Iron)
  • Ferritin
  • Calcium
  • PT/INR
  • PTT
  • Lipid panel
  • TSH
  • Free T4
  • Folic Acid
  • HgA1C
  • Urinalysis

3 Month Post-Operative:

  • CBC
  • BMP
  • Vit B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vit B12
  • Folic Acid

6 Month Post-Operative:

  • CBC
  • CMP
  • Vit B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vit B12
  • Folic Acid
  • Fe (Iron)

Yearly Post-Operative:

  • CBC
  • CMP
  • Vit B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vit B12
  • Vit D(OH 25)
  • Fe (Iron)
  • Ferritin
  • Lipid panel
  • TSH
  • Free T4
  • Folic Acid
  • HgA1C

Additions:

  • Patients with a history of diabetes have HgA1C measured every 3 months until normalized
  • Patients presenting to the emergency room are tested for CBC, CMP, Iron, Calcium, Vitsmin B12, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and any other laboratory and imaging tests as appropriate.
  • Patients with any deficiency are treated accordingly and re-measured in 3 months.

Emergency Care of Bariatric Surgery Patients:

  • Handy flow-sheet provided by the ASMBS.

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Note: These are general recommendations. Other dieticians, bariatric programs, and professional societies may have varied recommendations.