Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: B

  • Barium Enema

    A barium enema is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at your lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Your lower GI tract includes the large intestine (colon) and rectum.

  • Barium Swallow

    A barium swallow is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at your upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Your upper GI tract includes the back of your mouth and throat (pharynx) and your esophagus.

  • Bartonella Antibody

    This blood test screens for exposure to Bartonella henselae, the bacteria that causes cat scratch disease.

  • Basic Metabolic Panel (Blood)

    This blood test gives information about your body’s metabolism. It gives a snapshot of the health of your kidneys, your blood sugar levels, and the levels of key electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium.

  • Belt Lipectomy

    A belt lipectomy is a type of surgery. It’s done to remove the loose skin and fat around your waist or “belt line.” This is also called an abdominal lipectomy, tummy tuck, and panniculectomy. You may have this surgery after you lose a great deal of weight. This is often done after weight-loss surgery.

  • Bence-Jones Protein (Urine)

    This urine test is used mainly to diagnose and monitor multiple myeloma, a blood cancer.

  • Benzodiazepines (Blood)

    This is a blood test to screen for a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. These are depressant drugs used to help patients sleep and ease anxiety.

  • Benzodiazepines (Urine)

    This is a urine test to screen for a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. These drugs are often informally called tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and muscle relaxants.

  • Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus Culture (Genital, Urine)

    This test looks for group B streptococcus (GBS) bacteria in a culture sample either from your urine or from secretions in your vagina and rectum.

  • Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus Culture (Throat)

    This test looks for the bacteria that cause strep throat. This condition causes a severe sore throat and makes it painful to swallow.

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