Tests And Procedures

Abdominal Ultrasound: Purpose, Risk, Preparation, Procedure, and Follow-up

Abdominal Ultrasound: Purpose, Risk, Preparation, Procedure, and Follow-up

An abdominal ultrasound is performed to evaluate the organs and structures inside the abdomen including the abdominal aorta.

Dialysis: Purpose, Types, Risks, Alternative Treatment, Preparation and Outlook

Dialysis: Purpose, Types, Risks, Alternative Treatment, Preparation and Outlook

Dialysis is a treatment that filters and purifies the blood using a machine.

Cystoscopy & Ureteroscopy: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Risk

Cystoscopy & Ureteroscopy: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Risk

Cystoscopy and ureteroscopy are common procedures performed by a urologist to look inside the urinary tract.

Sigmoidoscopy: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Risk

Sigmoidoscopy: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Risk

A sigmoidoscopy, also called a flexible sigmoidoscopy, is a procedure in which a doctor look inside your sigmoid colon by using a flexible tube with a light on it.

Absolute Lymphocyte Count Test: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Result

Absolute Lymphocyte Count Test: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Result

The absolute Lymphocyte Count test is performed to measure the level of Absolute Lymphocyte Count in the blood.

HIV genotype testing: Preparation, Procedure and Test Result

HIV genotype testing: Preparation, Procedure and Test Result

HIV 1 Genotyping identifies mutations in HIV 1 Reverse Transcriptase & Protease genes.

Cortisol Test: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure, Results and Outlook

Cortisol Test: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure, Results and Outlook

Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands when you are under stress.

Cholesterol Test: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure, Risks to the test, Test Results and Risk factor

Cholesterol Test: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure, Risks to the test, Test Results and Risk factor

A complete cholesterol test is also called a lipid panel or lipid profile. This is a blood test that can measure the amount of good and bad cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood.

PET Scan: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure, Results and Risk

PET Scan: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure, Results and Risk

A positron emission tomography, also known as a PET scan is an imaging test that uses radiation to show activity on a cellular level within the body.

MRI scan: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Result

MRI scan: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Result

MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging is a technique where the MRI scaner uses magnetic and radio waves to create pictures of tissues, organs and other structures within the body, which can then be viewed on a computer.

Computerized Tomography Scan (CT or CAT scan): Purpose, Preparation, Procedure, Results and Risks Associated with a CT Scan

Computerized Tomography Scan (CT or CAT scan): Purpose, Preparation, Procedure, Results and Risks Associated with a CT Scan

CT scans are special X-ray tests that produce cross-sectional images of your organs, bones, and other tissues using X-rays and a computer.

T4 Test: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Understanding the Results

T4 Test: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Understanding the Results

As T4 exists in two forms in your body, there are two kinds of T4 tests which include a total T4 test and a free T4 test.

Ultrasound Tests: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure, Types, Advantages and Follow-up

Ultrasound Tests: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure, Types, Advantages and Follow-up

Ultrasound is also called as sonography. It uses high-frequency sound waves to produce ultrasound images of what is going on inside the body.

ESR Test: Preparation, Procedure, Purpose, Normal Result and Understanding Abnormal Values

ESR Test: Preparation, Procedure, Purpose, Normal Result and Understanding Abnormal Values

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is termed as ESR. It is usually known as sed rate or sedimentation rate which indirectly measures how much inflammation is in the body.

Chest x-ray: Preparation, Procedure, Purpose, Normal Result, Meaning of Abnormal Results and Risks

Chest x-ray: Preparation, Procedure, Purpose, Normal Result, Meaning of Abnormal Results and Risks

A chest x-ray is a very common, non-invasive radiology test that produces an image of the chest and other internal organs, such as lungs, heart, large arteries, ribs, and diaphragm.

Glucose Challenge Test (GCT): Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Result

Glucose Challenge Test (GCT): Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Result

GCT or 1-hour glucose challenge test , measures the effect of a glucose solution on blood glucose levels.

Anti-insulin antibody test:Purpose, Procedure, Results, Reference values and Limitations

Anti-insulin antibody test:Purpose, Procedure, Results, Reference values and Limitations

The anti-insulin antibody test is done to checks if your body has produced antibodies against insulin.

GlycoMark Test: How it Works, Reference Range, Advantages and Limitations

GlycoMark Test: How it Works, Reference Range, Advantages and Limitations

The GlycoMark test is a simple, non-fasting blood test that measures blood glucose control over a 1 to 2 week period in people with diabetes.

GAD antibodies or Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (GAD65) Test: Purpose, Normal Range and Findings

GAD antibodies or Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (GAD65) Test: Purpose, Normal Range and Findings

Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Antibodies test is used to determine whether the patient has Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes or Latent Autoimmune diabetes of adulthood.

Fructosamine Test: Purpose, Procedure and Reference Range

Fructosamine Test: Purpose, Procedure and Reference Range

A serum fructosamine test is done for the assessment of long-term glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Insulin testing: Preparation, Reference Range and Understanding the Result

Insulin testing: Preparation, Reference Range and Understanding the Result

Insulin testing is used to assist in identifying causes of hypoglycemia, especially upon signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia which could be neurohypoglycopenic and autonomic.

Insulin C-Peptide Test: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Understanding the Result

Insulin C-Peptide Test: Purpose, Preparation, Procedure and Understanding the Result

The C-peptide test is done to monitor and treat diabetes. It shows how well your body makes insulin, which moves sugar or glucose from your blood into your cells.