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Health Encyclopedia A1C test 08/05/2014 ()
HbA1C test; Glycated hemoglobin test; Glycosylated hemoglobin test; Hemoglobin glycosylated test; Glycohemoglobin test How the Test is Performed: A blood sample is needed. Two methods are available: Blood drawn from a vein ( venipuncture ). This is done at a lab. Finger stick. This can be done in your health care provider's office.
Health Encyclopedia Abdominal CT scan 11/09/2012 ()
Computed tomography scan - abdomen; CT scan - abdomen; CAT scan - abdomen How the test is performed: You will lie on a narrow table that slides into the center of the CT scanner. Most often, you will lie on your back with your arms raised above the head. Once you are inside the scanner, the machine's x-ray beam rotates around you.
Health Encyclopedia Abdominal MRI scan 11/09/2012 ()
Nuclear magnetic resonance - abdomen; NMR - abdomen; Magnetic resonance imaging - abdomen; MRI of the abdomen How the test is performed: You may be asked to wear a hospital gown or clothing without metal zippers or snaps (such as sweatpants and a t-shirt).
Health Encyclopedia Abdominal tap 08/10/2012 ()
Peritoneal tap; Paracentesis How the test is performed: This test may be done in an office setting, treatment room, or hospital. The puncture site will be cleaned and shaved, if necessary. You then receive a local numbing medicine. The tap needle is inserted 1 - 2 inches into the abdomen. Sometimes a small cut is made to help insert the needle.
Health Encyclopedia Abdominal ultrasound 11/09/2012 ()
Ultrasound - abdomen; Abdominal sonogram How the test is performed: An ultrasound machine makes images of organs and structures inside the body.  The machine sends out high-frequency sound waves that reflect off body structures.
Health Encyclopedia Abdominal wall fat pad biopsy 02/02/2013 ()
Abdominal wall biopsy; Biopsy - abdominal wall fat pad How the test is performed: Needle aspiration is the most common method of taking an abdominal wall fat pad biopsy . The health care provider cleans the skin on your belly area. Numbing medicine may be applied on the area.
Health Encyclopedia Abdominal x-ray 01/22/2013 ()
Abdominal film; X-ray - abdomen; Flat plate; KUB x-ray How the test is performed: The test is done in a hospital radiology department. Or it may done in the health care provider's office by an x-ray technologist.
Health Encyclopedia Abscess scan - radioactive 11/09/2012 ()
Radioactive abscess scan; Abscess scan How the test is performed: Blood is drawn from a vein, most often on the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood.
Health Encyclopedia ACE blood test 11/01/2013 ()
Serum angiotensin-converting enzyme; SACE How the Test is Performed: A blood sample is needed. How to Prepare for the Test: Follow your health care provider's instructions for not eating or drinking anything for up to 12 hours before the test. If you are on steroid medicine, ask your provider if you need to stop the medicine before the test, because steroids can decrease ACE levels.
Health Encyclopedia Acetylcholine receptor antibody 05/28/2013 ()
Acetylcholine receptor antibody is a protein found in the blood of most people with myasthenia gravis . The antibody affects a chemical that sends signals from nerves to muscles and between nerves in the brain. This article discusses the blood test for acetylcholine receptor antibody. How the Test is Performed: A blood sample is needed. Most of the time, blood is drawn from a vein located on the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand.
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