National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--9

“Too much information with little meaning,” relevance of preoperative laboratory testing in elective oral and maxillofacial surgeries: A systematic integrative review


Taranjit S Kaur1, Bijoya P Chatterjee2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College and Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Biochemistry, M. P. Shah Government Medical College, Guru Gobind Singh Government Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bijoya P Chatterjee
Department of Biochemistry, M. P. Shah Government Medical College, Guru Gobind Singh Government Hospital, Jamnagar - 361 008, Gujarat
India

Aim: In the recent times due to accessibility of tools and advent of technology advising battery of laboratory tests prior to any electeve surgical procedure has become a norm. This review aims at investigating relevance of such tests in healthy patients undergoing routine elective oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. Methods: Various search engines were thoroughly searched to identify relevant literature. The population of interest was asymptomatic adults above 18 years of age undergoing elective surgery. Results: The preoperative tests of interest for the current study included complete blood count, coagulation tests, biochemistry, and chest X-rays. An algorithm for preoperative tests has been proposed. Conclusion: We conclude that advising battery of routine tests in such patients leads to further delays and rise in overall cost of the surgery.


How to cite this article:
Kaur TS, Chatterjee BP. “Too much information with little meaning,” relevance of preoperative laboratory testing in elective oral and maxillofacial surgeries: A systematic integrative review.Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2020;11:3-9


How to cite this URL:
Kaur TS, Chatterjee BP. “Too much information with little meaning,” relevance of preoperative laboratory testing in elective oral and maxillofacial surgeries: A systematic integrative review. Natl J Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 15 ];11:3-9
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