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Pre-Admission Testing

Pre-Admission Testing & Teaching (PAT) is an important part of the care you will receive if you are having surgery at DHR Heath. PAT is usually done no earlier than 10 days before surgery or procedure and is scheduled through your doctor’s office. The PAT process is designed with your preoperative healthcare needs, personal comfort and convenience in mind.


Blood Work

Blood tests are frequently drawn before surgery. This is done for a number of reasons—to examine your general state of health, to determine if any signs of infection are present, or to determine how a specific organ is functioning.


Diagnostic Imaging

A physician requests diagnostic testing as a result of a patient’s symptoms, as part of pre-surgical testing or as follow-up in charting the patient’s progress during treatment or recovery after treatment. When possible, the least invasive procedure is performed. Diagnostic testing can be as simple as a series of X-rays or can include a number of tests.


Electrocardiogram (EKG)

An electrocardiogram (EKG) measures your heart’s electrical activity. This noninvasive test can measure many aspects, from how fast the heart beats to how well its chambers conduct electrical energy.

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DHR Health Surgical Pre-Admission Testing and Teaching Center
1000 E. Dove Ave
Suite 100
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 362-5570

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