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Tuberculosis tests
Tuberculosis

Tests could include:

  • An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it can help spot abnormalities or diseases of the airways, blood vessels, bones, and heart.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Tuberculosis is a serious infection, usually of the lungs, caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacteria spreads by breathing in the air exhaled by an infected person.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sputum is the liquid that comes from your respiratory tract when you cough. Learn about what happens if your doctor orders a sputum culture.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A sputum stain is a test of a sample of your sputum, or phlegm. It's commonly ordered to find out if a person has tuberculosis.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The sedimentation rate test measures inflammation in the body. It is also called the sed rate or erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test.
    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
  • 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 of your skeleton, or all the bones in your body, is known as a skeleton X-ray. Learn about the procedure and why it's used.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An X-ray is a common imaging test that can help your doctor view the inside of your body. Learn what it involves.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A gastric emptying scan, or gastric emptying study or test, is an exam that uses nuclear medicine to determine how quickly food leaves the stomach.
    Source:HLCMS
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