Test & Procedures

CEA Blood Test

The carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test determines the level of CEA in the blood. CEA is a protein normally found in the tissue of an establishing baby in the womb. The blood level of this protein disappears or ends up being extremely low after birth. In grownups, an abnormal level of CEA might suggest cancer.

Updated: January 22, 2017 — 4:20 pm

Glucose Tolerance Test (Non-pregnant)

The glucose tolerance test is a lab test to inspect how your body breaks down sugar. The test also known asĀ Oral glucose tolerance test – non-pregnant; OGTT – non-pregnant; Diabetes – glucose tolerance test; Diabetic – glucose tolerance test.

Updated: January 22, 2017 — 3:34 pm

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny cam called an arthroscope to take a look at or repair the tissues inside or around your shoulder joint. The arthroscope is placed through a little cut (incision) in your skin.

Updated: January 21, 2017 — 4:11 am

Head MRI: Brain Scanning

Brain MRI Test

A head MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is an imaging test that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to produce pictures of the brain and surrounding nerve tissues.

Updated: January 16, 2017 — 3:57 am

Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction

Blood transfusion reaction

A hemolytic transfusion reaction (also known blood transfusion reaction) is a serious issue that can occur after a blood transfusion. The reaction takes place when the red cell that were provided during the transfusion are destroyed by the person’s body immune system.

Updated: January 15, 2017 — 8:38 am

Blood Smear

tear drop cells

A blood smear is a blood test that provides details about the number and shape of blood cells. It is typically done as part of or in addition to a complete blood count (CBC). The test also known as Peripheral Smear; Blood Film; Manual Differential; Differential Slide; Red Blood Cell Morphology; Erythrocyte Morphology; Leukocyte Differential.

Updated: January 9, 2017 — 4:09 am

ACTH Stimulation Test

acth stim test

The ACTH stimulation test determines how well the adrenal glands react to adrenocorticotropic hormonal agent (ACTH). ACTH is a hormonal agent produced in the pituitary gland that promotes the adrenal glands to release a hormone called cortisol.

Updated: January 2, 2017 — 10:40 am

Prothrombin Time (PT)

Prothrombin Time

Prothrombin time (PT) is a blood test that measures the time it considers the liquid portion (plasma) of your blood to embolisms.

Updated: December 22, 2016 — 12:37 pm

Glomerular Filtration Rate

GFR; Estimated GFR; eGFR

Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a test used to check how well the kidneys are working. Particularly, it approximates how much blood passes through the glomeruli each minute. Glomeruli are the small filters in the kidneys that filter waste from the blood.

Updated: December 21, 2016 — 8:17 am
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