Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: P

  • Photodynamic Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Photodynamic therapy uses lasers and a special medicine that works when exposed to a type of light. It is done to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

  • Plasmodium (Blood)

    This test looks for Plasmodium parasites in your blood. The parasites cause malaria, a serious disease that can be fatal if left untreated.

  • Platelet Antibody

    This test looks for platelet antibodies in your blood in order to find out the cause of a low platelet count.

  • Platelets

    This test measures the number of platelet cells in your blood. It can give your healthcare provider valuable information about how well your blood clots to stop bleeding, how well your bone marrow is working, and diseases that affect your platelet count.

  • Pleural Biopsy

    Pleural biopsy is a procedure to remove a tissue sample from the membrane that surrounds the lungs called the pleura.

  • Pneumatic Retinopexy

    Pneumatic retinopexy is a procedure to correct a detached retina and restore vision. It can be done in an office setting.

  • Pneumocystis Jirovecii (Tissue, Fluid)

    This test looks for P. jirovecii fungus in your lung tissue or in fluid from a lung. This fungus causes pneumocystis pneumonia.

  • Pneumonectomy

    A pneumonectomy is a type of surgery to remove one of your lungs because of cancer, trauma, or some other condition.

  • Porphyrins (Urine)

    This test looks for substances called porphyrins in your urine. If high levels are present, you may have a disease that affects the way the hemoglobin in your blood works.

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

    A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a type of nuclear medicine imaging test. It is used to examine various body tissues to identify certain conditions by looking at blood flow, metabolism, and oxygen use. PET scans may also be used to see how well the treatment of certain diseases is working.

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