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Urography

Urography is used to check the kidneys and the tubes that drain them. It may be used to look at the size and shape of the bladder. It is often

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Urinalysis

Urinalysis is a method of examining tissues deep inside the body by means of high-frequency sound waves. Ultrasound waves bounce off tissues at different rates according to the density of

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a method of examining tissues deep inside the body by means of high-frequency sound waves. Ultrasound waves bounce off tissues at different rates according to the density of

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Tonometry

Purpose The test is often part of a routine eye exam. To monitor treatment for glaucoma. Tonometry can be used to determine whether medication is keeping your intraocular pressure below

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Sperm Count

Sperm Count is a test (also called semen analysis) that is always advised early in the investigation of subfertility. The test simply needs a sample of semen (the man is

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Retinoscopy

Examination of the retina (the light-sensitive lining of the back of the eye) by means of a viewing instrument called a retinoscope, which is similar to an ophthalmoscope but is

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Pap Smear

Although the Pap smear was first used in the 1920’s to diagnose cervical cancer, it is now mostly used as a SCREENING test for the early detection of changes in

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Nerve Conduction Study

Studies that measure the ability of specific nerves to conduct electrical impulses. Conduction studies, often in conjunction with ELECTROMYOGRAPHY, are used to investigate the cause of muscle weak-ness and paralysis.

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Biopsy Muscle

Biopsy Muscle is an aid in the diagnosis of muscle-wasting diseases such as muscular dystrophy. Under local anaesthetic a small cut is made in the skin to give access to

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Microbiology

The branch of pathology that deals with the identificaton and study of infectious organisms. Specimens of blood, urine, faeces, sputum, discharges, pus, cerebrospinal fluid and fluid aspirated from joints, cysts

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