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Exam preparation

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The preparation depends on the type of ultrasound you will have.

  1. Abdominal, aorta: nothing by mouth for 8 hours prior to the appointment.

  2. Pelvic: up to six glasses of water, one hour prior to your exam, avoiding urinating.

  3. Obstetrical 1st trimester: up to six glasses of water, one hour prior to your exam, avoiding urinating.

  4. Trans vaginal: up to six glasses of water, one hour prior to your exam, avoiding urinating.

  5. Trans rectal: up to six glasses of water, one hour prior to your exam, avoiding urinating.

  6. Obstetrical (2nd and 3rd trimester): no preparation required.

  7. muscles, joints, soft tissues, breast an thyroid: no preparation required.




Vascular Doppler



The preparation depends on the type of doppler you will have.


  1. Aorta: nothing by mouth for 8 hours prior to the appointment.

  2. Renal: nothing by mouth for 8 hours prior to the appointment.

  3. Carotid: no preparation required.

  4. Vessels (veins or arteries): no preparation required.

  5. Testicular: no preparation required.



 

Ultrasound

X-Ray

 

   There is no special preparation required for most general radiographs.

Once you arrive, you may be asked to change into a gown before your examination. You will also be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects that could show up on the images and overlap important findings.

Women should always inform their doctor or x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.

You may take any prescription medications as usual unless otherwise instructed.

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Lab


The preparation depends on the type of test you will have. 


  1. CBC (Complete Blood Count):  No special preparation needed.

  2. Blood sugar: fast of 8 hs. prior the exam.

  3. Cholesterol:  fast of 8 hs. prior the exam.

  4. Uric acid: fast of 8 hs. prior the exam.

  5. Urea, Creatinine, BUN:  No special preparation needed.

  6. Total proteine, Albumina: No special preparation needed.

  7. ASP/AST (liver): No special preparation needed.

  8. Bilirrubin: No special preparation needed.

  9. Blood Grouping and Rh Typing: No special preparation needed.

  10. PSA (Prostate): No special preparation needed.

  11. Urinalysis: first morning sample preferred.

  12. Stool exam:  No special preparation needed.

  13. Occult blood in stool: 2-3 days before avoid aspirine or other AINES, antiacids, esteroids, red meats, alcohol.

  14. Dengue, Malaria, Toxoplasmosis, Hepatitis (B & C), Cholera, HIV, VDRL:  No special preparation needed.

  15. ESR (erithrocyte sedimentation rate):  No special preparation needed.

  16. Pregnancy test: None needed; however, do not drink large amounts of fluid before collecting a urine sample for a pregnancy test because overly dilute urine may result in a false negative.

 
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