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Pre-Surgical Testing at UPMC in Central Pa.

Pre-surgical testing (lab work, EKGs, x-rays, etc.) can be done on a walk-in basis at a number of locations across seven counties.  Please make sure to check the location hours of operations. The day of pre-surgical testing please bring the About Your Surgery booklet, a photo ID, all of your insurance cards, and any papers given to you at your physician's office.

It’s important to have your pre-surgical testing done in a timely manner to avoid your surgery/procedure being cancelled. Your surgeon’s office needs time to review your testing results prior to surgery and determine if further testing needs to be completed prior to your surgery/procedure.

A parent or legal guardian must accompany all minors under 18 years of age.  Do not fast unless instructed to do so by your surgeon. The last meal eaten before coming for pre-surgical testing should be low in fatty foods, milk, and milk products.  You may need to travel to have your testing completed. Please see below further information on testing locations.

Approximately one week prior to your surgery, a nurse from the preadmission department will call you to complete your medical history and obtain a list of your medications. 


Blood Work

If you need blood work for pre-surgical testing, UPMC in Central Pa. offers walk-in locations in Annville, Carlisle, Dillsburg, Hanover, Harrisburg, Hummelstown, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lemoyne, Lititz, Littlestown, Mechanicsburg, Middletown, Millersburg, New Oxford, Newport, Shippensburg, Spring Grove, and York. Click here to find the closest lab location to you

Find a pre-surgical testing location.

Imaging Centers

In addition to the imaging centers listed above, UPMC has more than 30 locations throughout Central Pennsylvania and many that have walk-in X-ray.  Click here to see our complete list of imaging centers. 

Pregnancy Testing for Pre-surgical Testing

All patients ages 12 to 55 who have a uterus will be notified of the UPMC pregnancy testing requirements prior to surgery. If your doctor provided a home pregnancy test to you in the office, it must be completed within seven days of your scheduled procedure. If the pregnancy test is positive, patients are to contact their surgeon right away.

What To Expect At Pre-surgical Testing

Upon arrival, you will be asked to fill out a medical history form before any tests are done. Please bring the following items with you the day of your appointment:

  • Photo ID and insurance cards
  • Any paperwork that your physician has given you
  • Your current medications (or a list of them)
  • A list of all allergies
  • A copy of your advance directive (living will)

Contact Us

For more information about surgical services at UPMC in central Pa. 717-231-8900 to speak with one of our contact center representatives.


UPMC Carlisle
361 Alexander Spring Road
Carlisle, PA 17015

Phone: 717-249-1212

UPMC West Shore
1995 Technology Parkway
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Phone: 717-791-2600

UPMC Outpatient Services
Formerly known as UPMC Fredricksen Outpatient Center
2015 Technology Parkway
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 
Phone: 717-791-2400

UPMC Imaging Services
240 Grandview Avenue
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-703-1111

UPMC Harrisburg
111 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: 717-782-3131

UPMC Hanover
300 Highland Avenue
Hanover, PA 17331

Phone: 717-316-3711
Phone: 800-673-2426

UPMC Community Osteopathic
4300 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phone: 717-652-3000

Greenbriar Medical Center
520 Greenbriar Road
York, PA 17404

Phone: 717-815-2698

Imaging Center of Lancaster
924 Red Rose Court
Lancaster, PA 17601

Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-293-0819

Imaging Center at UPMC Lititz
1500 Highlands Drive
Lititz, PA 17543

Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-625-5519

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