Testing for covid-19 infection must be done for all patients undergoing planned surgery. Because of the amount of covid-19 testing, the laboratories are under extreme pressure to provide results timeously.
Therefore testing must be conducted 48 hours before the planned admission and before 10:00. Self-quarantine is mandatory from the time of testing until actual admission.
Take note: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and for your own safety, your procedure may be canceled on short notice. Your procedure may also be rescheduled for another date and another hospital. The practice appreciates your understanding in this matter, as these circumstances are beyond the control of the practice.