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If your surgeon ordered testing, you must do them in advance at either UPMC St. Margaret or your doctor’s office. You can schedule lab testing within 90 days of your surgery.
Preadmission Testing Center Contact Information, Hours, and Services
We will contact you 2 days before surgery with preoperative instructions. Call with questions.
Lab testing hours:
Express lab registration:
Call 1-866-334-LABS (5227) to schedule an appointment for express lab registration.
Cardiology services hours:
|History and physical exams:|
To schedule a physical, call 412-784-2216 or your family doctor within 30 days of your surgery.
|Physical therapy/crutch training:||To schedule your appointment in advance, call the UPMC Centers for Rehab Services at 412-781-0602.|
Your preadmission appointment may take up to 2 hours.
During your visit, our team will gather your medical history and conduct any necessary tests.
We will validate your parking for a discounted rate during your visit.
During your visit, a nurse practitioner or physician assistant will:
These tests may vary, based on your health and type of surgery, but may include:
A nurse will complete a telephone assessment 24 to 72 hours before surgery. Please have your list of medicines and your medical history ready to discuss with the nurse.
Allow 20 minutes for the phone assessment.
The nurse will provide you with:
The night before your surgery, do not drink any alcoholic beverages.
If you have not already done so, you may want to consider drafting an advance directive before your surgery or admission to the hospital.
An advance directive is a written document that expresses your wishes for medical care if you become incompetent or incapacitated.
Learn more about advance directives in UPMC's general patient resources section.
Please review the following guidelines for your day of surgery at UPMC St. Margaret:
Please arrange for a responsible adult, over the age of 18, to:
Read “A Guide to Your Surgery at UPMC St. Margaret” (PDF) to learn more about your day of surgery.