Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: P

  • Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

    This test measures the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. If your PSA levels start to rise, you may have prostate cancer.

  • Protein C (Blood)

    This test measures the level of protein C in your blood. If you have too little protein C, called a protein C deficiency, it means that your blood may clot too much.

  • Protein Electrophoresis (Blood)

    Protein electrophoresis is a test that measures specific proteins in the blood.

  • Protein S (Blood)

    This test measures levels of protein S, a protein in the blood that helps it to clot.

  • Prothrombin Time

    This test is one of several that looks at how well your blood clots. Your doctor may use this test to help diagnose a blood clotting disorder.

  • Protoporphyrin (Blood)

    The protoporphyrin test is used to diagnose blood abnormalities caused by lead. The test can indicate lead exposure or lead poisoning.

  • Pulmonary Angiogram

    Pulmonary angiogram is an X-ray image of the blood vessels of the lungs.

  • Pulmonary Artery Catheterization

    Pulmonary artery catheterization is when a long, thin tube called a catheter is inserted into a pulmonary artery. It can help diagnose and manage a wide variety of health problems.

  • Pulmonary Function Tests

    Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are noninvasive tests that show how well the lungs are working.

  • Pulse Oximetry

    Pulse oximetry is a test used to measure the oxygen level (oxygen saturation) of the blood. It is an easy, painless measure of how well oxygen is being sent to parts of your body furthest from your heart, such as the arms and legs.

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