Do They Test For Hiv In Pre Surgery Blood Test

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Pre operative HIV testing in all cataract surgeries

We operate about 1600 cataracts every year. Up till now we never sreened any patients pre operatively in last 15-20 years. Does the guidelines suggests to do so or only take universal precautions? DR Diwan
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...the person had recent testing. So for your patients, I'd suggest asking if they had testing in the recent past. If not, then HIV testing should be done (with option out for the patient).I hope this helps. BY Read more »

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

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The Well Project

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...listed on your lab report are: Basic metabolic panel: Includes calcium, electrolytes, kidney function, andglucose Comprehensive metabolic panel: Includes same tests as basic panel plusblood proteins and liver function Lipid panel:... Read more »