Pre-Admission Testing

Pre-admission Testing is generally completed prior to your scheduled procedure or hospital admission. Pre-admission tests may be done 2-3 weeks prior to your surgery or scheduled admission. You will receive separate phone calls from our nurse to provide you with pre-surgical instructions and request information about your past medical history and current medications.

Although your physician selects which tests are to be done, routine pre-admission testing often includes:

  • EKG
  • Laboratory blood work
  • Chest X-ray

For most tests, there is little or no preparation required. On the day of your tests, you may eat regular meals and take your regular medications unless otherwise instructed by your physician. Please drink some fluids before your appointment so that we may obtain a urine sample. Depending on the tests ordered, please expect to be with us for two to three hours.

Pre-Admission Testing Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Our goal at Methodist Hospital for Surgery is to protect the health of our patients, staff and community. We are closely monitoring the latest information on the coronavirus illness. We encourage everyone to follow the latest information from the CDC to prevent the spread of infection. If you have concerns or questions about COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms, please contact your primary care provider.

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