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Aspiration Pneumonia tests
Aspiration Pneumonia

Tests could include:

  • An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it can help spot abnormalities or diseases of the airways, blood vessels, bones, and heart.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A complete blood count, or CBC, measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and to cancer.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sputum is the liquid that comes from your respiratory tract when you cough. Learn about what happens if your doctor orders a sputum culture.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A sputum culture helps lab technicians find the bacteria or fungi that might be making you sick. Find out what it's used for and what to expect.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A bronchoscopy may be necessary to diagnose several conditions, including a chronic cough or infection. Learn more about the procedure and risks.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Find information on why a blood gas test done, what to expect during the procedure, and how to interpret the test results.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An extremity X-ray is an X-ray image taken of your extremities (your arms, legs, hands, wrists, feet, ankles, shoulders, knees, or hips). An X-ray is a form of radiation that passes through your body and exposes a piece of film, forming an image o...
    Source:HLCMS
  • An X-ray of your skeleton, or all the bones in your body, is known as a skeleton X-ray. Learn about the procedure and why it's used.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An X-ray is a common imaging test that can help your doctor view the inside of your body. Learn what it involves.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A gastric emptying scan, or gastric emptying study or test, is an exam that uses nuclear medicine to determine how quickly food leaves the stomach.
    Source:HLCMS
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