About Pre-Admission Testing
Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) helps make sure patients are physically ready for the procedure and recovery process.
In most cases, your doctor will order tests to be performed prior to your surgery or procedure. Your PAT appointment will consist of testing and a nurse reviewing the patient’s current health status. Your participation in the PAT testing and interview is needed to provide optimal care during and following your procedure.
Common tests conducted during the PAT appointment are complete blood count (CBC), complete medical profile, electrocardiogram (EKG), x-rays, stress test, and a pacemaker and defibrillator placement report.
Patients with sensitivity to anesthesia are managed with thorough assessment pre and postoperatively and appropriate individualized plans for delivery of anesthesia.
Please visit the PAT location where you will have your procedure performed. If you are unable to keep your PAT appointment, it may result in a delay or cancellation of your surgery.
What to bring: Identification, insurance card and a complete list of medications and dosages you are currently taking (prescription, over the counter and herbals).
Patients of Spartanburg Medical Center and SMC – Mary Black
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
Location: Physician’s Center building, 100 E. Wood St., Ste 301 (3rd floor), Spartanburg, SC 29303
Specially marked parking spaces are available on the 3rd floor of the main parking garage near the elevators.
Patients of Pelham Medical Center
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
Location: 250 Westmoreland Rd., Greer, SC 29651
Main entrance registration desk
Patients of Cherokee Medical Center
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Location: 1530 N. Limestone Street, Gaffney, SC
Outpatient Entrance (located in the back of the hospital)