Blood Work and Lab Orders
Your surgeon will have his or her own list of recommended blood work and lab orders. Be sure to follow your surgeon's guidelines and send the results to your surgeon for evaluation.
For informational purposes only there are lists of blood work and lab orders from various sources to follow.
From the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists:
Recommended Biochemical Surveillance of Nutritional Status After Malabsorptive Bariatric Surgical ProceduresTime Interval
1st Year - Every 3 mo
Thereafter - Every 3-6 mo depending on symptoms
Iron studies, ferritin
Vitamin B12 (MMA, HCy optional)
Liver function (GGT optional)
Albumin and prealbumin
Fat-soluble vitamins (6-12 mo)
- Vitamin A
- 25-Hydroxyvitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K1 and INR
Metabolic bone evaluation
- Intact PTH (6-12 mo)
- 24-Hour urine calcium (6-12 mo)
Urine N-telopeptide (annually)
Osteocalcin (as needed)
Metabolic stone evaluation (annually)
- 24-Hour urine calcium, citrate, uric acid and oxalate
- Trace elements (annually or as needed)
Miscellaneous (as needed)
- Essential fatty acid chromatography
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