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Abdominal Ultrasound 11/29/2012 ()
Abdominal Ultrasound Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits Abdominal Ultrasound Test Overview An abdominal ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to produce a picture of the organs and other structures in the upper abdomen. Sometimes a specialized ultrasound is ordered for a detailed evaluation of a specific organ, such as a kidney ultrasound.
Abdominal X-Ray 04/24/2012 ()
Abdominal X-Ray Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits Abdominal X-Ray Test Overview An abdominal X-ray is a picture of structures and organs in the belly (abdomen). This includes the stomach, liver, spleen, large and small intestines, and the diaphragm, which is the muscle that separates the chest and belly areas. Often two X-rays will be taken from different positions.
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone 05/17/2012 ()
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Test Overview An adrenocorticotropic hormone test measures the level of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in the blood to check for problems with the pituitary gland and adrenal glands .
Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) 10/02/2013 ()
Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Test Overview An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test measures the amount of this enzyme in the blood. ALT is found mainly in the liver, but also in smaller amounts in the kidneys , heart, muscles, and pancreas .
Aldosterone in Blood 06/20/2012 ()
Aldosterone in Blood Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits Aldosterone in Blood Test Overview An aldosterone test measures the level of aldosterone (a hormone made by the adrenal glands ), in the blood. Aldosterone helps regulate sodium and potassium levels in the body. This helps control blood pressure and the balance of fluids and electrolytes in the blood.
Aldosterone in Urine 06/20/2012 ()
Aldosterone in Urine Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits Aldosterone in Urine Test Overview An aldosterone test measures the level of aldosterone (a hormone made by the adrenal glands ), in the urine. Aldosterone helps regulate sodium and potassium levels in the body. This helps control blood pressure and the balance of fluids and electrolytes in the blood.
Alkaline Phosphatase 06/20/2012 ()
Alkaline Phosphatase Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits Alkaline Phosphatase Test Overview An alkaline phosphatase (ALP) test measures the amount of the enzyme ALP in the blood. ALP is made mostly in the liver and in bone with some made in the intestines and kidneys . It also is made by the placenta of a pregnant woman.
Allergy Tests 06/17/2013 ()
Allergy Tests Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits Provides overview of tests used to find out what a person might be allergic to. Covers skin and blood tests. Explains why and how each test is done. Discusses risks. Explains results and offers points to consider before having tests.
Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) in Blood 04/04/2012 ()
Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) in Blood Topic Contents Test Overview Health Tools  Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) in Blood Test Overview An alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) blood test checks the level of AFP in a pregnant woman's blood. AFP is a substance made in the liver of an unborn baby (fetus).
Ambulatory Electrocardiogram 12/09/2011 ()
Ambulatory Electrocardiogram Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About Other Places To Get Help Related Information References Credits Ambulatory Electrocardiogram Test Overview An ambulatory electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) records the electrical activity of your heart while you do your usual activities. (Ambulatory means that you are able to walk.
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