pre-surgery blood tests...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by g868, May 13, 2003.

  1. g868

    g868 New Member

    i have had 2 surgeries in the past year and have had blood drawn both times..do they check for hepititis, hiv nad related illnesses??feelin so bad maybe i should get all this checked out soon..
  2. dd

    dd New Member

    I have had 2 surgeries in the past year and 1/2 and have had blood drawn also. I do not think that they are testing for HIV or Hepatitis at those times though. The blood tests before surgery is to check the red and white blood cells for infections and that sort of thing...and for clotting factors also.

    I could be wrong...I am sure others will come along and answer also.

    I know for HIV testing you have to sign a release form for the doctor to test you.

    Peace,

    Debbie