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26 Top Diagnostic Tests for Your Wellbeing

26 Top Diagnostic Tests for Your Wellbeing

In addition to your regularly scheduled physical exam, there are situations where you may need additional diagnostic testing. At Hillandale Primary Care & Laser Center, we can arrange for you to schedule any necessary testing either at our Center or with other diagnostic facilities.

What is Diagnostic Testing?

The medical community uses diagnostic testing to detect, confirm, or rule out the presence of a disease or medical condition. These tests are used for a variety of reasons to:

  • screen for conditions in increased risk people
  • diagnose a disorder
  • evaluate a disorder to plan a treatment
  • monitor the response and effects of a specific treatment
  • monitor disease progression.

A large number of specialized tests are widely available for particular disorders or group of related disorders.

Tests can be used for more than a single purpose. For example, a blood test could reveal that a person has too few red blood cells, which could be anemia. This same blood test may be repeated after anemia treatment to determine whether the number of red blood cells has returned to normal.

In some cases, a disorder can be treated at the same time a diagnostic test is being performed. For example, when colonoscopy (examination of the inside of the large intestine with a flexible viewing tube) detects growths (polyps), the polyps can be removed before the colonoscopy is completed.

Overview of Diagnostic Tests

In today’s medical community, there are a large number of diagnostic tests available to doctors and patients. Common tests and procedures include the following:

  1. Allergy Testing
  2. Blood Pressure Measurement
  3. Blood Tests
  4. Bone Density Scans
  5. Bone, Joint and Muscle Tests
  6. Brain and Nerve Tests
  7. Biopsy
  8. Cancer Tests
  9. CT Scan
  10. Digestive System Tests
  11. Endoscopy
  12. Heart (Cardiac) Tests
  13. Ear, Nose and Throat Tests
  14. EKG
  15. Genetic Tests
  16. Gynecological Tests
  17. Lung and Breathing Tests
  18. Mammograms
  19. MRI Scans
  20. PET Scan
  21. Skin Tests
  22. Thyroid Tests
  23. Ultrasounds
  24. Urinary System Tests
  25. Vision Tests
  26. X-rays and Scans

We strongly recommend scheduling regular physicals and screenings for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, as well as annual well-woman exams and Pap smears for our female patients. At Hillandale Primary Care & Laser Center, we encourage our patients to feel comfortable in discussing their emotional, mental, and spiritual issues with us, as these factors can significantly impact your overall health.

If you or a family member become ill or injured, we hope one of our Hillandale Primary Care offices will be your first stop. In most cases, we will be able to care for your illness or injury at our office, but if not, we will do everything necessary to expedite referrals to other healthcare providers as needed.

Hillandale Primary Care & Laser Center is owned and operated by Dr. Saira Tariq Niaz, who is a board-certified family physician with offices in Lithonia and Lawrenceville Georgia. Hillandale Primary Care provides patient-focused, compassionate healthcare of the highest quality to each patient and delivers acute and chronic healthcare to patients of all ages. We are passionate about preventive medicine and encourage each of our patients to take an active role in maintaining overall health and wellbeing. Call today at 770.322-9660 or request an appointment.