Tests And Procedures

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.