Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: L

  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

    Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) uses a wire loop heated by electric current to remove cells and tissue in a woman’s lower genital tract. It is used as part of the diagnosis and treatment for abnormal or cancerous conditions.

  • Loop Recorder Implantation

    An implantable loop recorder, or ILR, is a device that helps the heart. It has several uses. The most common ones include looking for causes of fainting, palpitations, very fast or slow heartbeats, and hidden rhythms that can cause strokes. During a loop recorder implantation, your heart health care provider (cardiologist) does a minor procedure. He or she places the machine under your skin, on your chest wall, a few inches below your collarbone. The machine works as an electrocardiogram (ECG), continuously picking up electrical signal from your heart.

  • Lumbar Disk Replacement

    A lumbar disk replacement involves replacing a worn or degenerated disk in the lower part of the spine with an artificial replacement made of metal or a combination of metal and plastic.

  • Lumbar Puncture

    A lumbar puncture (LP) or spinal tap may be done to diagnose or treat a condition.

  • Lung Biopsy

    A biopsy is a test done to remove a sample of tissue from the body so it can be examined. A lung biopsy is a test to take a small piece of a lung.

  • Lung Scan

    A lung scan is an imaging test to look at your lungs and help diagnose certain lung problems. A lung scan may also be used to see how well treatment is working.

  • Lung Transplant

    A lung transplant is surgery done to remove a diseased lung and replace it with a healthy lung from another person.

  • Lupus Anticoagulant

    This is a specialized blood test to determine whether your body is producing certain antibodies or proteins that cause you to have a blood-clotting disorder.

  • Luteinizing Hormone (Blood)

    This test measures the level of luteinizing hormone in your blood. It can help figure out the cause of infertility or diagnose a pituitary disorder.

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