Invasive Procedure Prep

Invasive Procedure Prep

Types of Invasive Procedures
Invasive procedures done at KCH include:
Arthrogram Myelogram
Biopsies Nephrostomy
Ductogram Paracentesis
Fistulogram Spinal Puncture for Cisternogram
Hystereosalpingogram Thoracentesis
Lumbar Puncture Venogram
Patient Preparation Instructions

Blood Thinners

If you are on blood thinners (Coumadin, Plavix, Adult aspirin, etc.), please arrive 45 minutes before your scheduled procedure to complete lab work. Patients should discontinue blood thinners 5 - 7 days prior to the biopsy/procedure if possible. The physician may prescribe a substitute such as Lovenox to be taken up to the day before the procedure.


These are preparation guidelines for imaging exams performed at Knox Community Hospital (KCH). If you have any questions regarding prep for your exam, please contact us at 740.393.9038.