● Prior to the interventions listed under Test Indications, the patient/care giver/parent or legal guardian will be informed of the policy regarding pre-operative and pre-procedural pregnancy testing on female patients 12 years old or who have begun menstruating.
● Outpatient pregnancy screening should be ordered and reviewed by the primary physician who orders the test or procedure prior to the patient arriving at Children’s.
● If an inpatient is scheduled for surgery, it is the responsibility of the attending physician who carries out the pre-operative History and Physical to order the test.
● The pregnancy test does not need to be repeated if one was completed in the primary physician’s office within 7 days prior to the surgery/procedure.
See Organizational Policy and Procedural Manual, Policy Number 385.00 for more information.