Urological Specialists

Usually, you will need to perform various routine tests prior to your surgical procedure. These tests will generally need to be done 5 - 7 days prior to your scheduled surgery.

Urine test - you may be given a pathology slip to perform a MSU (Mid Stream Urine) sample. The aim of this test is to determine whether you have a urine infection. If a bacteria is found in the sample, it may mean that your urine is infected and in order to treat this you may require antibiotics. This outcome should not delay or postpone your procedure, your surgeon will discuss this with you if required.

ECG - you may require an ECG (Electrocardiogram). This is a medical test that detects cardiac (heart) abnormalities by measuring the electrical activity generated by the heart when in contracts, your anaesthetist will review the results of the ECG prior to your surgery.

Blood tests - you may require a FBE (Full Blood Examination) or U&E’s (Urea and Electrolytes) or other blood tests to be performed. These tests are performed for a number of reasons prior to surgery. They examine your general state of health, to determine if any signs of infection are present, or to determine how a specific organ is functioning.

You may need to have your blood Cross-Matched This blood test is done for major surgical procedures that may require you to have a blood transfusion and must be done within 5 days of your surgery.