Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: C

  • Cesarean Section

    Cesarean section or C-section is the surgical delivery of a baby through a cut (incision) made in the mother's abdomen and uterus.

  • Chemical Cardioversion

    Cardioversion is a procedure used to return an abnormal heartbeat to a normal rhythm. This procedure is used when the heart is beating very fast or irregular. This is called an arrhythmia. In chemical cardioversion, medicines are used to get the heart back to a normal rhythm. It is different from electrical cardioversion. This is where an energy shock is used to bring back a normal heart rhythm.

  • Chest Fluoroscopy

    Chest fluoroscopy is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at how well your lungs are working. It can also look at other parts of your respiratory tract. Your respiratory tract includes your lungs, nose, throat, trachea, and bronchi.

  • Chest Ultrasound

    A chest ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at the structures and organs in your chest. It can help your health care provider see how well your lungs and heart are working.

  • Chest X-Ray

    A chest X-ray is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at the structures and organs in your chest. It can help your health care provider see how well your lungs and heart are working. Certain heart problems can cause changes in your lungs. Certain diseases can cause changes in the structure of the heart or lungs.

  • CHG Bathing to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

    Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is a cleaning product that kills germs. Daily baths with CHG reduce the spread of infections in hospitals. CHG baths are especially helpful in intensive care units (ICUs).

  • Chlamydia Pneumoniae (Swab)

    If your healthcare provider suspects that you have this type of pneumonia, he or she may do a swab test of your nose or throat.

  • Chlamydia Trachomatis (Swab)

    This test looks for bacteria that cause chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S.

  • Chlamydia Trachomatis (Urine)

    This test looks for the bacteria that cause chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S.

  • Chloride

    This test will find out how much chloride is in your blood and help your healthcare provider find out if you have a kidney problem.

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