Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: W

  • West Nile Virus Antibody (Blood)

    This is a blood test that checks for West Nile virus, an infection that usually affects birds. It can be spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito.

  • Western Equine Encephalitis

    This tests looks for the virus that causes Western equine encephalitis, an infection spread to people through bites from infected mosquitoes.

  • White Blood Cell (Stool)

    This test looks for white blood cells in your stool. This can help your doctor figure out what's causing inflammatory diarrhea.

  • White Cell Count

    This test measures the number of white blood cells in your blood. When you get sick, your white blood cell count is higher than normal because your body is releasing more of these cells to fight the infection.

  • Wound Culture

    This test looks for bacteria or other organisms in a wound. The test is used to find out if a wound is infected. It can also identify the type of organism that's causing the infection.

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