MRSA Pneumonia tests
MRSA Pneumonia

Tests could include:

  • 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
  • Sputum is the liquid substance that comes from your respiratory tract when you cough. It often consists of bacteria, cellular fragments, blood, and pus. Sputum samples helps diagnose bacterial infections in the respiratory system.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The sputum Gram stain is a laboratory test ordered when a doctor suspects that a patient's respiratory symptoms may be caused by a bacterial infection. It is the most common preliminary test for pneumonia and other respiratory infections because i...
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D pict...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that help stabilize the shoulder and aid in movement. Rotator cuff strains or tears are caused by overuse or acute injury. Repetitive lifting can put you at risk.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A gastric emptying scan, also known as a gastric emptying study or test, is an exam that uses nuclear medicine to determine how fast food leaves the stomach.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) study is an X-ray procedure that assesses the organs of the urinary system and gastrointestinal system.
    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 is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made public in 1896 with an image of the hand of anatomist Albert von Köliker. In the hu...
    Source:HLCMS
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