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Pyelonephritis tests
Pyelonephritis

Tests could include:

  • A urine culture is a test that can detect bacteria in your urine. Bacteria can enter the urinary tract through the urethra and cause urinary tract infections.
    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...
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • In a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG), an X-ray is taken while the bladder is being emptied (voided) to assess bladder and urethra function. Most commonly, your doctor will recommend a voiding cystourethrogram test to diagnose the cause of recurren...
    Source:HLCMS
  • An intravenous pyelogram is a test that uses an X-ray and contrast dye to take images of your urinary tract, including your kidneys, bladder, and ureters.
    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
  • The test helps your doctor identify the type of kidney disease you have, how severe it is, and the best treatment for it.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Learn why your doctor may recommend a digital rectal exam and what to expect.
    Source:HLCMS
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