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Biliary Obstruction tests
Biliary Obstruction

Tests could include:

  • An abdominal ultrasound uses sound waves to check a number of conditions. Learn about what ultrasounds are used for and if there are any risks.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Abdominal CT scans are used when a doctor suspects that something is be wrong in the abdominal area but can't find the specifics through a physical examination.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your doctor may order an ultrasound if you're experiencing pain, swelling, or other symptoms that require an internal view of your organs. Learn more.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A CT scan is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of the body. Learn why a CT scan is performed and what to expect during a CT scan.
    Source:HLCMS
  • ERCP is used to identify problems in your pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder. It combines an endoscopy and an X-ray.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Liver function tests measure levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood to help screen for problems such as infections, scarring, and disorders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTCA) is a radiologic procedure used to pinpoint bile duct blockages in your liver. A local anesthetic and medications are given to make you sleepy and relaxed before the procedure. The doctor then inserts ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • An alkaline phosphatase level test (ALP test) measures the amount of alkaline phosphatase enzyme in your bloodstream. The test requires a simple blood draw.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your pancreas makes an enzyme called lipase. When you eat, lipase is released into your digestive tract to help your intestines break down the fats in food.
    Source:HLCMS
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