Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: S

  • Sjogren Antibody (Blood)

    This test checks for antibodies that are a sign of Sjogren syndrome, an autoimmune disease that makes it hard for your glands to produce enough moisture.

  • Skull Base Surgery

    Skull base surgery may be done to remove both benign and cancerous growths, and abnormalities on the underside of the brain, the skull base, or the top few vertebrae of the spinal column.

  • Sleep Study

    The stages of sleep range from light to deep. Each stage has characteristics that can be measured. A sleep study is a number of tests done at the same time during sleep. The tests measure specific sleep characteristics and help to diagnose sleep disorders. A sleep study may also be called polysomnogram.

  • Sodium (Blood)

    This test measures how much sodium you have in your blood. Too much or too little can lead to health problems like high blood pressure.

  • Sodium (Urine)

    This test measures the amount of sodium, or salt, in your urine. This test can help your doctor find out whether you have too much salt in your diet.

  • Sonohysterography

    Sonohysterography is a procedure to look at the inside of the uterus. It’s a safe, painless test that uses sound waves and a computer to create images. It does not use radiation.

  • Sputum Culture

    This test finds out what's causing your lung infection. Sputum, or phlegm, is the mucus that settles in the lower airways of your lungs when you have an infection or a chronic illness.

  • Stool Culture

    This test looks for bacteria, viruses, and other organisms in your stool. This test can help find out what’s causing a digestive tract infection.

  • Strep Antistreptolysin O Titer (Blood)

    This test looks for antibodies that your body made when in fighting off group A Streptococcus bacteria. These bacteria cause strep throat.

  • Strep Screen (Rapid)

    This test looks for bacteria that cause strep throat and scarlet fever. Both of these illnesses are quite contagious.

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