Tests & Procedures

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  • Endovenous Laser Varicose Vein Surgery

    Endovenous laser varicose vein surgery is a procedure that uses heat from a laser to reduce varicose veins. Varicose veins are swollen, bulging veins that often happen on the thighs or calves. A laser is a device that sends a thin beam of radiation in the form of light.

  • Entamoeba Histolytica Antibody

    This test looks for antibodies to a parasite that causes the disease amebiasis. This disease is more common in tropical countries with poor sanitation.

  • Epidural Corticosteroid Injections

    In the simplest of terms, an epidural corticosteroid (steroid) injection is a way to deliver pain medicine quickly into the body with a syringe.

  • Episiotomy

    An episiotomy is an incision through the area between your vaginal opening and your anus. This area is called the perineum. This procedure is done to make your vaginal opening larger for childbirth.

  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

    This test measures how quickly your red blood cells settle to the bottom of a test tube. The faster they settle, the more likely you have inflammation.

  • Erythropoietin (Blood)

    This test measures how much of the hormone erythropoietin you have in your blood. You may need this test to help find out what kind of anemia you have.

  • Esophageal Stent Procedure

    Many health problems can partly block a portion of your esophagus. In an esophageal stent procedure, a tube is placed in your esophagus to keep open a blocked area. The tube helps you swallow solids and liquids.

  • Estradiol (Blood)

    This test measures the amount of estradiol (E2), the form of estrogen made primarily by the ovaries.

  • Ethanol (Blood)

    This test measures the amount of alcohol, or ethanol, in your blood. This test is used by law enforcement agencies and hospitals to find out the concentration of alcohol in a person’s blood.

  • Event Monitor

    An event monitor is a portable device used to record your heart’s electrical activity when you have symptoms. It records the same information as an electrocardiogram (ECG), but for longer durations of time. Most of these devices can transmit the recorded information directly to your healthcare provider. This allows him or her to analyze the electrical activity of your heart while you are having symptoms.

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