Specialty: Lab Tests

Tests and Procedures: V

  • Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody

    This test looks for antibodies in your blood that your body makes against the varicella-zoster virus. The virus causes chickenpox and shingles.

  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

    This test measures the amount of a substance in your body that helps new blood vessels form. The test can help monitor cancer treatment.

  • VDRL (CSF)

    This test looks for signs of neurosyphilis in your cerebrospinal fluid. Neurosyphilis happens when syphilis isn't treated and spreads to the spinal cord and brain.

  • Viral Culture

    This test checks to see whether an infection is caused by a bacterium or a virus. It can also tell which specific virus is causing your infection.

  • Vitamin B-12 and Folate

    This test measures the levels of vitamin B-12 and folate in your blood. You may have low B-12 levels if you have pernicious anemia.

  • Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is especially important for bone health. If you have low levels of this vitamin, you may be at risk for osteoporosis or other bone problems.

  • VLDL Cholesterol

    This test measures the amount of very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) in your blood.

  • Von Willebrand Panel

    This test is used to diagnose von Willebrand disease, a bleeding disorder that causes excessive bleeding after minor injuries.

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