Ureteroscopy Workup

Updated: Jun 18, 2018
  • Author: Michael Grasso, III, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Laboratory Studies

Useful pre-operative laboratory stories include:

  • Coagulation factors

    • Prothrombin time

    • Activated partial thromboplastin time

    • Platelet count

  • Urinalysis and urine culture

  • Standard preoperative laboratory workup

    • CBC count

    • Electrolyte levels

    • Serum creatinine and BUN determination


Imaging Studies

Useful preoperative imaging studies depending on the clinical presentation may include the following:

  • Renal ultrasonography

  • IVP (once ubiquitous, now increasingly being phased out)

  • CT scan

    • non-contrast (i.e. stone protocol)
    • IV contrast with delay (i.e. Hematuria, Mass protocol)
  • MRI