Osteotomy Rhinoplasty Workup

Updated: Mar 30, 2021
  • Author: John A Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Mark S Granick, MD, FACS  more...
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Laboratory Studies

Every patient must undergo an appropriate and complete medical history and physical examination prior to rhinoplasty/osteotomy. The following laboratory tests should be included:

  • CBC
  • Urinalysis
  • Electrolytes
  • Electrocardiogram (for men >40 y and women >50 y, unless a history of hypertension, stroke, arrhythmia, diabetes, or smoking, or any other concerning reason, is present)
  • Pregnancy test in women of childbearing age
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B, and hepatitis C testing

Imaging Studies

Obtain a chest radiograph when none has been performed for more than 1 year, if the patient has a history of smoking or prior disease or if one is indicated by age.