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  • 17-hydroxycorticosteroids 12/11/2011
    17-OH corticosteroids; 17-OHCS How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours.
  • 17-ketosteroids 11/17/2011
    17-ketosteroids are substances that form when the body breaks down male steroid sex hormones called androgens and other hormones released by the adrenal glands in males and females and in the testes in males. This article discusses the laboratory test used to measure the amount of 17-ketosteroids in a urine sample. How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Afterwards, collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours.
  • 17-OH progesterone 05/31/2011
    17-hydroxyprogesterone; Progesterone - 17-OH How the test is performed: A blood sample is needed. For information on how this is done, see: Venipuncture . The blood sample is sent to a laboratory for examination. How to prepare for the test: Your doctor may tell you to stop taking any drugs that may cause false test results.
  • 24-hour urinary aldosterone excretion rate 07/26/2011
    Aldosterone - urine How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning.
  • 24-hour urine copper test 12/15/2010
    Quantitative urinary copper How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Afterwards, collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours. On day 2, urinate into the container when you get up in the morning. Cap the container. Keep it in the refrigerator or a cool place during the collection period.
  • 24-hour urine protein 08/21/2011
    Urine protein - 24 hour How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Afterwards, collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours. On day 2, urinate into the container when you get up in the morning.
  • 25-hydroxy vitamin D test 08/31/2010
    25-OH vitamin D test; Calcidiol 25-hydroxycholecalciferol test How the test is performed: Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand.
  • 5'-nucleotidase 02/02/2011
    5'-NT How the test is performed: Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood.
  • 5-HIAA 09/27/2010
    HIAA; 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid; Serotonin metabolite How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Afterwards, collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours.
  • Abdominal CT scan 11/21/2010
    Computed tomography scan - abdomen; CT scan - abdomen; CAT scan - abdomen How the test is performed: You will be asked to lie on a narrow table that slides into the center of the CT scanner. Usually, you will lie on your back with your arms raised above the head. Once you are inside the scanner, the machine's x-ray beam rotates around you.
  • Abdominal MRI scan 11/21/2010
    Nuclear magnetic resonance - abdomen; NMR - abdomen; Magnetic resonance imaging - abdomen; MRI of the abdomen How the test is performed: You may be asked to wear a hospital gown or clothing without metal fasteners (such as sweatpants and a t-shirt).
  • Abdominal tap 07/07/2010
    Peritoneal tap; Paracentesis How the test is performed: This test may be done in an office setting, treatment room, or hospital. The puncture site will be cleaned and shaved, if necessary. You then receive a local numbing medicine. The tap needle is inserted 1 - 2 inches into the abdomen. Sometimes a small cut is made to help insert the needle.
  • Abdominal ultrasound 11/21/2010
    Ultrasound - abdomen; Abdominal sonogram How the test is performed: An ultrasound machine creates images that allow various organs in the body to be examined. The machine sends out high-frequency sound waves, which reflect off body structures to create a picture.
  • Abdominal wall fat pad biopsy 02/21/2011
    Abdominal wall biopsy; Biopsy - abdominal wall fat pad How the test is performed: Needle aspiration is the most common method of obtaining an abdominal wall fat pad biopsy . The skin of the abdomen is cleansed, and a local anesthetic may be used to numb the area.
  • Abdominal x-ray 02/10/2010
    Abdominal film; X-ray - abdomen; Flat plate; KUB x-ray How the test is performed: The test is performed in a hospital radiology department or in the health care provider's office by an x-ray technologist.
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