Tests & Procedures

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Pacemaker Insertion
During a pacemaker insertio, a small electronic device is implanted in the chest (just below the collarbone) to help regulate electrical problems with the heart.
Pancreas Scan
A pancreas scan uses nuclear radiology to search for, and sometime treat, tumors in the pancreas.
Pancreatic Polypeptide
This test measures a substance in your blood called pancreatic polypeptide. Higher levels may mean you have a type of pancreatic tumor.
Pap
This screening test looks for abnormal cells in the cervix. If abnormal cells are found, your doctor can treat them right away, before they become cancerous.
Pap Test
A Pap test is a screening test to collect and microscopically examine cells taken from the cervix.
Parathyroid Hormone
This test measures a substance called parathyroid hormone in your blood. This hormone is needed to help regulate the level of calcium in your blood.
Partial Thromboplastin Time
This test is used to help diagnose bleeding problems and clotting disorders. It's often done before surgery to find out if you're at risk for uncontrolled bleeding.
Parvovirus
This test checks for a current or past infection with the virus that causes fifth disease in children.
Peak Flow Measurement
Peak flow measurement is a procedure that records the amount of air flowing out of your lungs. Peak flow can be measured with either a spirometer or a peak flow meter.
Pediatric Appendectomy
A pediatric appendectomy is a surgery that's performed to remove a child's appendix. The appendix is a small pouch that's attached to the large intestine on the lower right side of the abdomen.