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Barium Enema
A barium enema is used to highlight damage or abnormalities in the colon and rectum by creating greater areas of contrast in x-ray film.
Barium Swallow
During this procedure, a mixture of barium and water is swallowed just before an x-ray. The barium is used to highlight damage or abnormalities in the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the pharnyx, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
Bartonella Antibody
This blood test screens for exposure to Bartonella henselae, the bacteria that causes cat scratch disease.
Basic Metabolic Panel (Blood)
This blood test gives information about your body’s metabolism. It gives a snapshot of the health of your kidneys, your blood sugar levels, and the levels of key electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium.
Bence-Jones Protein (Urine)
This urine test is used mainly to diagnose and monitor multiple myeloma, a blood cancer.
Benzodiazepines (Blood)
This is a blood test to screen for a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. These are depressant drugs used to help patients sleep and ease anxiety.
Benzodiazepines (Urine)
This is a urine test to screen for a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. These drugs are often informally called tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and muscle relaxants.
Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus Culture (Genital, Urine)
This test looks for group B streptococcus (GBS) bacteria in a culture sample either from your urine or from secretions in your vagina and rectum.
Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus Culture (Throat)
This test looks for the bacteria that cause strep throat. This condition causes a severe sore throat and makes it painful to swallow.
This test measures the amount of bicarbonate, a form of carbon dioxide, in your blood.