Diagnostic Procedures

Finger Pulse Oximeter

A finger or digit pulse oximeter is a non-invasive device for measuring the oxygen content of blood, also known as oxygen saturation. It is a highly portable device, which is indispensable for any emergency room or operation theater. Oxygen saturation is a measure of the body’s ability to pump oxygenated blood to all >> Read More ...

Pertussis Tests and Treatment (Medication, Hospitalization)

Pertussis (whooping cough) closely resembles many other upper and lower respiratory tract infections and a proper diagnosis is essential in order to commence with the appropriate treatment as soon as possible. Many cases of pertussis are initially misdiagnosed for more common respiratory tract infections. It is only upon >> Read More ...

Total, HDL, LDL Cholesterol Blood Tests, Levels, Values, Ratio

Cholesterol is one of the three main lipids in the body and is a major risk factor in the development of certain diseases like coronary heart disease. There are a number of important functions of cholesterol and it is manufactured in the liver (endogenous cholesterol) or to a lesser extent, it is sourced from food >> Read More ...

Nerve Stretch, Leg Pain, Other Tests For a Pinched Nerve

KatherineH45 Asked : My problem started 6 months ago when both of my legs started paining but the left leg pain was worse. The right ankle became quite sore and started swelling bout a month later and I visited my doctor who told me that I was putting too much pressure on the leg. He suspected that I had a pinched nerve >> Read More ...

High GGT Levels, Abnormal Liver Enzyme Test, No Alcohol

HammondN Asked : I went for number of blood tests for insurance purposes recently and everything was normal except my liver enzyme. The insurance company informed me that I was rejected due to an elevated GGT. From what I understand this could be linked to alcohol consumption and liver disease but I no longer drink alcohol >> Read More ...

Home Pregnancy Tests – FAQ, Information, Use and Results

What is a home pregnancy test? A home pregnancy test is a simple test to detect pregnancy using a urine sample and can be easily done within the home environment with little or no technical knowledge. The test may be done with any urine sample but the first voided morning urine sample is preferred since it is likely to >> Read More ...

Qualitative and Quantitative HCG Blood Tests and Levels

There are two types of blood tests to check for pregnancy – quantitative and qualitative beta human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) tests. What is Qualitative HCG Blood Test A qualitative beta-hCG test confirms the presence or absence of hCG in the blood. This test only confirms if a woman is pregnant or not. HCG >> Read More ...
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