Pre-Admission Testing

SBMC PAT Team

A physical exam and diagnostic testing such as blood work, EKG, stress tests and chest x-rays may be required prior to your surgical procedure. Your surgeon and our anesthesia team with determine exactly what pre-admission testing is needed for you.

Either a member of our Pre-Admission Testing Department staff will call you to schedule an appointment, or your surgeon’s office will schedule it for you. If you would prefer to make the appointment yourself, please call the Pre-Admission Testing Department at 973-322-8884; Monday through Friday.

Pre-Admission Testing Form (pdf)
For your convenience, our Pre-Admission Testing Form can be printed and completed in advance of your appointment.

Pre-admission testing will take place at the following location:
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
First Floor, Short Stay Unit
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039

Pre-admission testing appointment hours are:
Monday to Friday: 7:15 am-3:45 pm
Saturday: 7:30-11:15 am

We ask that you kindly arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment. Please remember you will be asked to fasttwo hours prior to your blood work, during that period you can drink water as well as take needed medications.

On the day of your pre-admission testing, our technicians and clinicians will guide you through the tests that have been ordered by your surgical team. Our multidisciplinary team of clinicians will help prepare you for your upcoming procedure. Testing will take approximately one and a half to two hours to complete depending on your medical history.

In addition to drawing blood and running tests, our Pre-Admission Testing Department will work with you to truly optimize your care and provide necessary education. By utilizing the time prior to your surgery, we can address and correct any issues which will enhance your safety and improve your recovery after surgery.

On the day of your pre-admission testing, please bring the following information with you:

  • Driver’s license or identification and insurance cards.
  • A list of allergies.
  • A list of medication and dosages you take on a regular basis, including pain medications, vitamins, herbal supplements and other over the counter medications.
  • Results of any recent tests, such as a stress test or an echocardiogram, done at other hospitals, physician’s offices or facilities. You can also fax this information prior to your appointment to 973-422-0838.
  • Name, address and phone numbers of all your doctors, including specialists.
  • Any previous problems or reaction to anesthesia, including your family history.
  • The name and phone number of your preferred pharmacy.