Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: P

  • Posterior Tibialis Tendon Surgery

    Posterior tibialis tendon surgery is done to repair the tendon on the back of your calf that courses down the inside part of your ankle. Surgeons can do a few different types of surgery to repair this tendon.

  • Potassium

    This test measures the amount of potassium in your blood. It's often part of a routine blood test to check your level of electrolytes.

  • Prealbumin (Blood)

    The prealbumin screen is a blood test to see whether you are getting enough protein in your diet.

  • Procedural Sedation

    Procedural sedation is used to calm a person before a medical procedure. It involves giving you sedatives or pain pills to ease discomfort, pain, and anxiety.

  • Proctectomy

    Proctectomy is a surgical operation to remove all or part of the rectum. Here is detailed information on this procedure.

  • Progesterone

    This test measures the level of a hormone called progesterone in your blood. You may need this test if you are having trouble getting pregnant.

  • Proinsulin (Blood)

    This blood test measures proinsulin, a building block for insulin. Measuring proinsulin in your blood can help figure out your risk for type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

  • Prolactin (Blood)

    This test measures the level of prolactin in your blood. The test can help find out whether you have a pituitary gland tumor.

  • Prostate Biopsy

    The prostate gland is found only in males. It sits below the bladder and wraps around the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body). The prostate helps make semen.

  • Prostate/Rectal Ultrasound

    A prostate or rectal ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at your prostate or your rectum.

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