Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: U

  • Ultrafast CT Scan

    An ultrafast CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays and a computer to look at your heart. The scan takes pictures very quickly. It gives your healthcare provider many details about your heart that other imaging tests cannot.

  • Uniparental Disomy

    This test is used to see if a child has certain chromosome changes.

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Series

    An upper gastrointestinal series is an imaging test of your esophagus, stomach, and first part of your small intestine (duodenum). The test is done with X-rays after you swallow a special beverage. The beverage contains either contrast or a powder called barium.

  • Upper GI Endoscopy

    An upper GI endoscopy or EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is a procedure to diagnose and treat problems in your upper GI (gastrointestinal) tract.

  • Urea Nitrogen Clearance (Urine)

    This test measures the amount of urea nitrogen in your urine. The test can help diagnose kidney problems.

  • Uric Acid (Blood)

    This test measures the amount of uric acid in your blood. Too much uric acid can cause gout or kidney stones.

  • Uric Acid (Synovial Fluid)

    This test measures the amount of uric acid in the fluid of your joints. The test can help your doctor find out if you have gout, a type of arthritis.

  • Uric Acid (Urine)

    This test is used to find out whether you have gout. It can also be used to monitor you during cancer treatment and to check your urine after you've had a kidney stone.

  • Urine Culture

    This is a test to check for bacteria that could be causing an infection in your urinary tract.

  • Urine Cytology

    This test looks at a sample of your urine to see if it contains abnormal cells. The test is used to diagnose cancers of the urinary tract, including cancers of the kidney, bladder, ureter, and urethra.

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