Preoperative Pregnancy Testing, Gynaecology

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All patients aged 55 and under should have a urinary pregnancy test performed prior to any gynaecological surgery. This should be carried out on the day of the procedure, using a sample collected either at home on the morning of the procedure, or on admission for the procedure. 

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