Epiglottitis tests

Tests could include:

  • An endoscopy is a procedure in which your doctor uses specialized instruments to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body.
  • The larynx is your voice box. It is located at the top of the your windpipe, or trachea. The larynx contains the vocal folds or chords. Air passing through the larynx and over the vocal folds causes them to vibrate and produce sound; this gives pe...
  • A blood culture is a fairly routine test that checks for bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the blood. The test is relatively simple for the patient and involves a simple blood draw. A laboratory tests the blood sample and the results ar...
  • 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.
  • A white blood cell (WBC) count measures the number of white blood cells in your blood. A WBC differential determines the percentage of each type of white blood cell present in your blood. A differential can also detect immature white blood cells o...
  • A nasopharyngeal culture is a quick, painless test used to diagnose upper respiratory infections. These are infections that cause symptoms such as a cough or runny nose. The test can be completed in your doctor's office. A culture is a way of iden...
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