Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: P

  • Pelvic Ultrasound

    A pelvic ultrasound is a scan that looks at the organs and structures in your pelvic area. Ultrasound uses a device called a transducer to send out sound waves that are too high to be heard. The transducer sends the sound waves through your skin and other body tissues to the organs and structures within. The sound waves bounce off the organs like an echo and return to the transducer. The transducer picks up the reflected waves. These are changed into a picture of the organs.

  • Percutaneous Balloon Pericardiotomy

    Percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy (PBP) is a procedure done to drain excess fluid in the sac around the heart.

  • Percutaneous Transcatheter Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

    Percutaneous transcatheter treatment is one type of therapy for deep venous thrombosis (DVT). DVT is a blood clot that forms in a large vein deep in the body. It happens most often in a leg. The procedure uses a long thin tube to help remove the blood the clot.

  • Pericardial Window

    A pericardial window is a procedure in which a small part of the sac around the heart is surgically removed to drain excess fluid.

  • Pericardiectomy

    A pericardiectomy is a procedure done on the sac around the heart. A surgeon cuts away this sac or a large part of this sac. This allows the heart to move freely.

  • Pericardiocentesis

    Pericardiocentesis is a procedure to remove fluid that has built up in the sac around the heart. It is done using a needle and small catheter to drain excess fluid.

  • Phenobarbital

    This test measures the amount of the drug phenobarbital in your blood. Phenobarbital is used to treat epilepsy.

  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

    This test checks newborns for PKU, a condition that can cause brain damage and severe intellectual disability if untreated.

  • Phenytoin

    This test monitors the level of the seizure medicine phenytoin (Dilantin) in your blood.

  • Phosphorus

    This blood test checks the level of phosphorus in your body.

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