Tests & Procedures

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  • Lipoprotein(a) Cholesterol

    This test measures the level of lipoprotein (a) in your blood. A high level of this cholesterol may mean you have heart disease or another cholesterol-related condition.

  • Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2

    This test looks for a specific lipoprotein, Lp-PLA2, in your blood. The test is used to help predict your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke.

  • Lithium

    This test measures and monitors the amount of lithium in your blood. Lithium is a medicine used to treat certain psychiatric illnesses.

  • Lithotripsy

    Lithotripsy is a procedure used to treat kidney stones that are too large to pass through the urinary tract. It works by sending focused ultrasound energy or shock waves directly to the stone. The shock waves break a large stone into smaller stones that will pass through the urinary system. Lithotripsy lets people with certain types of kidney stones avoid surgery.

  • Liver Biopsy

    A liver biopsy is a test used to diagnose liver conditions. Tissue samples are removed from your liver and checked under a microscope for signs of damage or disease.

  • Liver Kidney Microsomal Antibody

    This test looks for a certain type of antibody in your child’s blood. Having this antibody may mean that your child has liver damage caused by a form of hepatitis.

  • Liver Panel

    This group of tests measures specific proteins and enzymes in your blood. It can tell how healthy your liver is and help diagnose liver disease or damage.

  • Liver Scan

    A liver scan is an imaging test to look at your liver and see how well it is working. This test may also be called a liver-spleen scan because the healthcare provider often looks at the spleen at the same time.

  • Liver Transplant

    A liver transplant is surgery to replace a diseased liver with a healthy liver from another person. A whole liver may be transplanted, or just part of one.

  • Lobectomy

    A lobectomy is a surgery to remove one of the lobes of the lungs.

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