Diagnostic Procedures

Chest Pain Test – Heart and Lung X-Ray, ECG Stress Tests

Every case of chest pain with one or more red flag signs or symptoms (refer to Chest Pain Diagnosis) is treated as a medical emergency. In most settings, an x-ray and ECG (electrocardiogram) are the two investigative techniques that can be conducted with  immediate test results being made available. Other tests may >> Read More ...

Chest Pain Diagnosis

Approach to Chest Pain Upon presenting to your doctor with chest pain, a rational and step-by-step approach to diagnosing the cause of the pain will be followed. This will include a thorough case taking and physical examination which may be followed by tests and investigations to exclude or confirm differential diagnoses. >> Read More ...

Low Thyroid Test Levels

Hypothyroidism is a prevalent condition and may be the result of underlying conditions, like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. In order to diagnose an underactive thyroid and isolate the possible cause, a thyroid profile blood test may be requested by your doctor. Apart from confirming diagnosis and providing valuable >> Read More ...

Sputum and Blood Specimens and Culture Lab Tests

What is a Microbial Culture? A microbial culture is one of the diagnostic methods of microbiology and is used to determine the cause of an infectious disease by allowing the microorganism to multiply in certain specific media under controlled laboratory conditions. This helps to determine the type as well as severity of >> Read More ...

What Is Normal Blood Pressure Range? Blood Pressure Chart

What Is Blood Pressure (BP)? Blood pressure, abbreviated BP, is the pressure of the blood against the arterial walls. Blood pressure results from the force of the heart that pumps the blood into the arteries, and the force of the arteries as they resist the blood flow. Why Are Two Values in the Blood Pressure Reading? >> Read More ...

Double Balloon Endoscopy (Enteroscopy)

What Is Double Balloon Endoscopy? Double balloon endoscopy (enteroscopy) is an endoscopic investigation of the entire small intestine, using a gastroscope or colonoscope and a tube with two balloons that help to drag the intestine over the endoscope (1). Investigation is done to: Make biopsies of suspicious mucosal >> Read More ...
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