Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: M

  • Meckel’s Scan

    A Meckel’s scan is an imaging test used to detect a Meckel’s diverticulum. This is a small, abnormal pocket that forms in the wall of your child’s large intestine.

  • Mediastinoscopy

    A mediastinoscopy is a procedure used to examine the mediastinum. This is the space behind the breastbone (sternum).  This area can be examined with a tool called a mediastinoscope. This is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light and a tiny camera.

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy for Weight Loss

    Medical nutrition therapy is a type of treatment for people who are overweight. It’s also for people with certain health conditions. During treatment, you will work with a registered dietitian to make a nutrition plan just for you.

  • Meniscal Transplant Surgery

    Meniscal transplant surgery is a type of surgery that replaces a person's missing or damaged meniscus with a meniscus from a cadaver donor. The surgery usually takes place under general anesthesia.

  • Mercury (Blood)

    This test measures the amount of mercury in your blood. You can be exposed to mercury from polluted air or water, if you work in an industry that still uses mercury, from eating fish that are high in mercury, and from some complementary and alternative health remedies.

  • Mercury (Urine)

    This test measures the amount of mercury in your urine. Long-term exposure to mercury can cause kidney and brain damage.

  • Metanephrine (Urine)

    This urine test measures the amount of metanephrines your body produces over a 24-hour period.

  • Metanephrines (Blood)

    This test measures the substances metanephrine and normetanephrine in your blood. It helps find out whether you have a tumor of the adrenal glands.

  • Methylmalonic Acid (Blood)

    This test measures the amount of a substance called methymalonic acid (MMA) in your blood. Higher levels may mean you have a vitamin B12 deficiency.

  • Methylmalonic Acid (Urine)

    This test measures the amount of a substance called methylmalonic acid (MMA) in your urine. It can help diagnose a B-12 deficiency.

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