Specialty: Lab Tests

Tests and Procedures: S

  • Salicylate (Blood)

    This test looks for high levels of salicylate, the main ingredient in aspirin. It may be used to diagnose an aspirin overdose or to monitor people taking high doses for arthritis.

  • Salmonella Culture (Stool)

    This test looks for salmonella bacteria in your stool. Having these bacteria in your stool means you have a salmonella infection.

  • Semen Analysis

    This is a series of tests that looks at how healthy your semen and sperm are.

  • Serotonin

    This test is sometimes used to help diagnose carcinoid syndrome, a problem that can happen in people with carcinoid tumors.

  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (Blood)

    This test measures the level of SHBG in your blood. It can help find out whether you have abnormal testosterone levels.

  • Sjogren Antibody (Blood)

    This test checks for antibodies that are a sign of Sjogren syndrome, an autoimmune disease that makes it hard for your glands to produce enough moisture.

  • Sodium (Blood)

    This test measures how much sodium you have in your blood. Too much or too little can lead to health problems like high blood pressure.

  • Sodium (Urine)

    This test measures the amount of sodium, or salt, in your urine. This test can help your doctor find out whether you have too much salt in your diet.

  • Sputum Culture

    This test finds out what's causing your lung infection. Sputum, or phlegm, is the mucus that settles in the lower airways of your lungs when you have an infection or a chronic illness.

  • Stool Culture

    This test looks for bacteria, viruses, and other organisms in your stool. This test can help find out what’s causing a digestive tract infection.

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