Preoperative Testing

  • L. Reuven Pasternak


The preoperative assessment is designed to assess risks relevant to the perioperative period, including anesthesia, surgery and the recovery period.


Preoperative Assessment Bleeding Time Serum Albumin Concentration Preoperative Serum Albumin Impaired Hemostasis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inova Fairfax Hospital – Inova Health SystemFalls ChurchUSA

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