Jaundice tests

Tests could include:

  • A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes waste and toxins. The system that takes care of that is broadly called the excretory ...
  • A partial thromboplastin time (PTT) test helps doctors assess your body’s ability to form blood clots. Each time you bleed, it triggers a series of reactions known as the “coagulation cascade.” Coagulation is the process your bod...
  • Proteins circulate throughout your blood to help your body maintain fluid balance. Albumin is produced in the liver, and is one of the most abundant proteins in your blood's fluid or plasma. A proper balance of albumin is required to keep fluid fr...
  • Liver function tests measure levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood to help screen for problems such as infections, scarring, and disorders.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A biopsy of the liver is a medical procedure in which a small amount of liver tissue is surgically removed so it can be tested in a laboratory. Liver biopsies are usually done to detect the presence of abnormal cells in the liver, such as cancer c...
  • ERCP is a test used to look for and treat abnormalities in the pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder. ERCP is an abbreviation for “endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.” ERCP is a combination of two different types of tests: ...
  • 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 ...
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