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A1C
A1C is a blood test used to screen people to find out whether they have diabetes or prediabetes.
Abdominal Angiogram
An angiogram is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at your blood vessels. An abdominal angiogram looks at the blood vessels in your belly (abdomen). It may be used to check blood flow to the organs of the abdomen, such as the liver and spleen. It may also be used to deliver medicine to treat cancer or bleeding in the abdomen.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair is done to treat an aneurysm. An aneurysm is a bulging, weak spot in the aorta that may be at risk for rupturing. In this case, the aneurysm is in part of the aorta that is in the abdomen.
Abdominal Ultrasound
An abdominal ultrasound is a procedure used to assess the organs and structures within the abdomen (belly). This includes the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, spleen, and abdominal aorta. Ultrasound allows your doctor to easily view the abdominal organs and structures from outside the body. Ultrasound may also be used to assess blood flow to abdominal organs.
Abdominal X-ray
X-rays use beams of energy that pass through body tissues onto a special film and make a picture. They show pictures of your internal tissues, bones, and organs. Bone and metal show up as white on X-rays. X-rays of the belly may be done to check the area for causes of abdominal pain. It can also be done to find an object that has been swallowed or to look for a blockage or a hole in the intestine.
Acetaminophen Drug Level
The acetaminophen drug level is a blood test used to screen for the presence of the common pain reliever acetaminophen.
Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody (Blood)
This test measures the concentration of an antibody in your blood that may mean you have the autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis.
Acid-Fast Bacteria Culture
This test is done to find out if you have tuberculosis. Your doctor might order this test if you have a lung infection or symptoms of TB.
Acid-Fast Bacteria Smear
This test looks for a type of bacteria called acid-fast bacillus in your sputum. Tuberculosis is the most common infection from this type of bacteria.
ACTH (Blood)
This blood test measures the amount of adrenocorticotripic hormone (ACTH) the pituitary gland produces.