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Medical Tests and Your Child

BoyShot.jpgWe're all familiar with routine blood tests and other diagnostic testing a pediatrician may order for your child. But sometimes, more may be necessary. This directory and explanation of some procedures may better prepare you (and help you prepare your child) for a range of common medical tests.

BoyShot.jpgWe're all familiar with routine blood tests and other diagnostic testing a pediatrician may order for your child. But sometimes, more may be necessary. This directory and explanation of some procedures may better prepare you (and help you prepare your child) for a range of common medical tests.

Taking a medical history and performing a physical examination usually provide the information a doctor needs to evaluate a child's health or to understand what's causing an illness. But sometimes, doctors need to order tests to find out more.

Common Tests and What They Involve:

Blood Tests
* Complete Blood Count (CDC)
* Blood Chemistry Test
* Blood Culture
* Lead Test
* Liver Function Test

Pregnancy and Newborn Tests
* Prenatal Tests
* Multiple Marker Test
* Newborn Screening Tests
* Bilirubin Level
* Hearing Screen

Radiology Tests
* X-Rays
* Ultrasound
* Computed Tomography (CAT Scan)
* Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
* Upper Gastrointestinal Imaging (Upper GI)
* Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)

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