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Illness and Conditions 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.
Illness and Conditions 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.
Illness and Conditions 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 .
Illness and Conditions Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) 11/04/2011
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 .
Illness and Conditions 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.
Illness and Conditions 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.
Illness and Conditions 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.
Illness and Conditions Allergy Tests 06/30/2011
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 Allergy Tests Test Overview Allergy testing involves having a skin or blood test to find out what substance, or allergen , may trigger an allergic response in a person. Skin tests are usually done because they are rapid, reliable, and generally less expensive than blood tests, but either type of test may be used.
Illness and Conditions 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).
Illness and Conditions 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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