Medical tests can detect, diagnose or assess your risk of developing a medical condition. The results can help you and your doctor decide on treatment. Screening tests can provide early warning of health risks.
Topic: Other medical tests
Allergy testing is used to find which substances provoke an allergic reaction.
Barium tests are used to examine conditions of the digestive tract such as reflux, narrowing or ulceration.
The full blood count (FBC) test looks for abnormalities in the blood, such as unusually high or low numbers of blood cells.
Most procedures that measure bone density are quick and pain-free.
A coronary angiogram is the most accurate diagnostic test for a range of heart problems, including coronary heart disease.
A doctor may recommend an electrocardiogram for patients who may be at risk of heart disease because of family history, smoking, overweight, diabetes or other conditions.
In a person with epilepsy, an electroencephalogram (EEG) may show bursts of abnormal discharges in the form of spikes and sharp wave patterns.
A ringing sensation in the ears (tinnitus), or people complaining that you talk too loudly are signs you may need to have your hearing checked.
See also Diagnostic imaging
See also Diagnostic procedures