Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: B

  • Bicarbonate

    This test measures the amount of bicarbonate, a form of carbon dioxide, in your blood.

  • Bilirubin (Amniotic Fluid)

    This test is done to see how well your baby is developing inside you.

  • BiPap

    Some medical problems can make it hard for you to breathe. In these cases, you might benefit from bilevel positive airway pressure. It is commonly known as “BiPap” or “BPap.” It is a type of ventilator—a device that helps with breathing.

  • Blood Culture

    This is a blood test checks for infection in your blood.

  • Blood Smear

    This test looks at the number and shape of your red and white blood cells and platelets to see whether they are normal.

  • Blood Test

    You may need regular blood tests to keep track of how well you and your doctor are managing a condition such as diabetes or high cholesterol.

  • Blood Transfusions for Children

    A blood transfusion is when blood is put into the body. During a blood transfusion, your child receives donated blood through one of his or her blood vessels.

  • Blood Transfusions in Adults

    A blood transfusion is when blood is put into the body. During a blood transfusion, you receive donated blood through one of your blood vessels.

  • Blood Type and Crossmatch

    This is a set of tests that looks for harmful interactions between your blood and donor blood. The tests are done before a blood transfusion.

  • Blood Urea Nitrogen

    This test measures the amount of urea nitrogen in your blood. It can help your doctor find out if you have kidney disease or another kidney disorder.

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