Tests & Procedures

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  • A1C

    A1C is a blood test used to screen people to find out whether they have diabetes or prediabetes.

  • Abdominal Angiogram

    An angiogram is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at your blood vessels. An abdominal angiogram looks at the blood vessels in your belly (abdomen). It may be used to check blood flow to the organs of the abdomen, such as the liver and spleen. It may also be used to guide in the placement of medicine or other materials to treat cancer or bleeding in the abdomen.

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

    Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair is done to treat an aneurysm. An aneurysm is a bulging, weak spot in the aorta that may be at risk for rupturing. In this case, the aneurysm is in part of the aorta that is in the abdomen.

  • Abdominal Ultrasound

    An abdominal ultrasound is a procedure used to assess the organs and structures within the abdomen (belly). This includes the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, spleen, kidneys, and abdominal aorta. Ultrasound allows your healthcare provider to easily view the abdominal organs and structures from outside the body. Ultrasound may also be used to assess blood flow to abdominal organs.

  • Abdominal X-ray

    X-rays use beams of energy that pass through body tissues onto a special film and make a picture. They show pictures of your internal tissues, bones, and organs. Bone and metal show up as white on X-rays. X-rays of the belly may be done to check the area for causes of abdominal pain. It can also be done to find an object that has been swallowed or to look for a blockage or a hole in the intestine.

  • Acetaminophen Drug Level

    The acetaminophen drug level is a blood test used to screen for the presence of the common pain reliever acetaminophen.

  • Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody (Blood)

    This test measures the concentration of an antibody in your blood that may mean you have the autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis.

  • Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery

    Achilles tendon repair surgery is a type of surgery to fix a damaged Achilles tendon. This is the strong, fibrous cord in the lower leg that connects the muscles of your calf to your heel. It’s the largest tendon in your body.

  • Acid-Fast Bacteria Culture

    This test is done to find out if you have tuberculosis. Your doctor might order this test if you have a lung infection or symptoms of TB.

  • Acid-Fast Bacteria Smear

    This test looks for a type of bacteria called acid-fast bacillus in your sputum. Tuberculosis is the most common infection from this type of bacteria.

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