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  • RBS. Stands for Random Blood Sugar. It can be done at any time of the day, but results depend on what you drink or eat before the test, as well as your activity.
  • FBS. Stands for Fasting Blood Sugar. It measures blood glucose after 10 hours fasting.
  • BUN. Stands for blood urea nitrogen. The test is done to measure the amount of urea nitrogen in the blood.
  • CREATININE. Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine, which is an important part of muscle. This laboratory test measures the amount of creatinine in the blood.
  • CHOLESTEROL. A total cholesterol test is a rough measure of all the cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood.
  • URIC ACID. Uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down substances called purines. This test checks to see how much uric acid you have in your blood.
  • TRIGLYCERIDES. Usually part of a lipid profile used to identify the risk of developing heart disease. Triglycerides are a type of fat in the bloodstream and fat tissue. Too much of this type of fat can contribute to the hardening and narrowing of your arteries. 10-12 hours fasting is required.
  • BILIRUBINS. Bilirubin is a yellowish pigment found in bile, a fluid produced by the liver. This laboratory test measures bilirubin in the blood.
  • ALBUMIN. Albumin is a protein made by the liver. A serum albumin test measures the amount of this protein in the clear liquid portion of the blood.
  • GLOBULINZ. A laboratory test that looks at proteins called globulins in the blood.
  • HDL. Formal name is High-density lipoprotein cholesterol. 10-12 hours fasting is required.
  • LDL. Formal name is Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. 10-12 hours fasting is required.
  • LIPID PROFILE. A group of tests that are often ordered together to determine risk of coronary heart disease. The lipid profile typically includes: total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglyceride.
  • SODIUM. This test measures the concentration of sodium in the blood.
  • AMYLASE. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of starch into smaller carbohydrate molecules.
  • 24-HOUR URINE ANALYSIS. Part of an evaluation of a patient who has a kidney stone. This test measures how much urine a patient produces in a day, the acidity (pH) of the urine, and the amount of certain substances in the urine, such as calcium, sodium, uric acid, oxalate, citrate, and creatinine.
  • CREATININE CLEARANCE TEST. Urine test which helps detect and evaluate kidney dysfunction or decreased blood flow to the kidneys.
  • MICROALBUMIN TEST. Checks urine for the presence of a protein called albumin. Albumin is normally found in the blood and filtered by the kidneys. When the kidneys are working properly, albumin is not present in the urine. But when the kidneys are damaged, small amounts of albumin leak into the urine. This condition is called microalbuminuria.
  • PHOSPHORUS. Measures the amount of phosphorus in the body. Alternative name: inorganic phosphorus.
  • CHLORIDE. Measures the amount of chloride in the body. Chloride is a negatively charged molecule known as an electrolyte.
  • MAGNESIUM. Measures the level of magnesium in the body.
  • POTASSIUM. Measures the amount of potassium in the body.
  • CALCIUM. Measures the amount of calcium in the body.
  • HBA1C. Is currently one of the best ways to check if diabetes is under control.
  • OGTT. Measures the body's ability to use a type of sugar, called glucose, that is the body's main source of energy. An OGTT can be used to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes. An OGTT is most commonly done to check for diabetes that occurs with pregnancy (gestational diabetes).
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  • CBC. A series of tests of the peripheral blood, including the hematocrit, the amount of hemoglobin, and counts of each type of formed element.
  • ESR. The rate at which red blood cells settle out in a tube of unclotted blood, expressed in millimeters per hour; elevated sedimentation rates indicate the presence of inflammation.
  • CLOTTING TIME. Also known as coagulation time; the time required for blood to clot in a glass tube.
  • BLEEDING TIME. The duration of bleeding.
  • WBC COUNT. Count of white blood cells.
  • HEMOGLOBIN COUNT. Is normally ordered as a part of the complete blood count (CBC), which is ordered for many different reasons, including for a general health screen. The test is also repeated in patients who have ongoing bleeding problems or chronic anemias or polycythemia.
  • HEMATOCRIT COUNT. A blood test that measures the percentage of the volume of whole blood that is made up of red blood cells.
  • DIFFERENTIAL COUNT. A count of the proportion of different types of leukocytes (or other cells).
  • RBC COUNT. A count of the erythrocytes in a specimen of whole blood, commonly made with an electronic counting device.
  • ABO/RH BLOOD TYPING. Determining the antigenic determinants present on the surface of red blood cells by using specific antibodies.
  • PLATELET COUNT. A diagnostic test that determines the number of platelets in the patient's blood.
  • RETICULOCYTE COUNT. A blood test performed to assess the body's production of immature red blood cells.
  • PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEAR. Usually done to investigate hematological problems (disorders of the blood itself).
  • MALARIAL SMEAR. Usually done to investigate for parasites within the blood such as malaria and filaria.
  • PROTHROMBIN TIME. Measures of the extrinsic pathway of coagulation. They are used to determine the clotting tendency of blood, in the measure of warfarin dosage, liver damage and vitamin K status.
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  • HBSAG (ELISA). The surface antigen of the Hepatitis-B-Virus (HBV).
  • ANTI-HBE. An antibody to the e antigen of the hepatitis B virus. Its detection in the blood indicates the presence of a low-titer hepatitis B infection and decreased ability of the infected person to pass the virus on to another person.
  • ANTI-HBS. An antibody to the surface antigen of the hepatitis B virus; indicative of either active immunity to the hepatitis B virus as a result of prior infection or passive immunity from the presence of hepatitis B immunoglobulin in the blood. It may also be an immune response triggered as the result of having received vaccination against the hepatitis B virus.
  • ANTI-HBC-IGG. A useful indicator to determine previous contact with HBV.
  • ANTI-HBC-IGM. A marker of recent hepatitis B virus infection.
  • ANTI-HAV- IGM. Antibodies indicate a recent infection with hepatitis A virus.
  • ANTI-HAV IGG. Indicates previous HAV infection or immunization.
  • HBEAG. An antigen of hepatitis B virus sometimes present in the blood during acute infection, usually disappearing afterward but sometimes persisting in chronic disease.
  • ANTI-HCV. An antibody to the hepatitis C virus. Its presence in the blood is indicative of an active or chronic hepatitis C infection.
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  • SGPT/ALT. Activity is more specific for detecting liver disease.
  • SGOT/AST. An enzyme that is normally present in liver and heart cells. SGOT is released into blood when the liver or heart is damaged.
  • ALP. Is present in all tissues throughout the entire body, but is particularly concentrated in liver, bile duct, kidney, bone, and the placenta.
  • ALPHA FETO PROTEIN. AFP is the main tumor markers used to monitor adult and pediatric germ cell tumors, including testicular, ovarian and extragonadal germ cell tumors as well as malignant teratoma in any location.
  • AMYLASE. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of starch into smaller carbohydrate molecules.
  • LDH. A general indicator of the existence and severity of acute or chronic tissue damage and, sometimes, as a monitor of progressive conditions.
  • LIPASE. Is ordered, often along with an amylase test, to help diagnose and monitor acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), chronic pancreatitis, and other disorders that involve the pancreas.
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  • LH. Is a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland. In females, an acute rise of LH called the LH surge triggers ovulation [2] and development of the corpus luteum. In males, where LH had also been called Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone (ICSH),[3] it stimulates Leydig cell production of testosterone.
  • PROLACTIN. Is a hormone released by the pituitary gland. The prolactin test measures the amount of prolactin in the blood. Examined 3-5 hours after waking up in the morning.
  • FSH. ordered as part of the workup of infertility and pituitary or gonadal disorders.
  • CORTISOL. Is done to measure the level of the hormone cortisol in the blood. The cortisol level may show problems with the adrenal glands or pituitary gland.
  • BETA-HCG. Quantitative hCG testing (also frequently called beta hCG), measures the actual amount of hCG present in the blood.
  • ACTH. Levels in the blood are measured to help detect, diagnose, and monitor conditions associated with excessive or deficient cortisol in the body.
  • TESTOSTERONE. Checks the level of this male hormone (androgen) in the blood. Testosterone affects sexual features and development.
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  • T3. Helps to determine whether the thyroid is functioning properly. It is ordered primarily to help diagnose hyperthyroidism and may be ordered to help monitor the progress of a patient with a known thyroid disorder.
  • T4. Help diagnose hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism; to screen for hypothyroidism in newborns.
  • TSH. To screen for and help diagnose thyroid disorders; to monitor treatment of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
  • FREE T3. Is the unbound portion of T3 that is believed to be the responsible for the biological action.
  • FREE T4. The free T4 fraction is the most important to determine how the thyroid is functioning.
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  • ULTRASOUND. Is the use of ultrasonic waves to produce images of body structures. The waves travel through tissues and are reflected back where density differs (e.g., the border between a hollow organ's wall and its inside). The reflected echoes are received by an electronic apparatus that measures their intensity level and the position of the tissue reflecting them. The results can be displayed as still images or as a moving picture of the inside of the body.
  • ADRENAL GLAND. (Also known as suprarenal glands) are the triangular-shaped endocrine glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They are chiefly responsible for releasing hormones in conjunction with stress through the synthesis of corticosteroids and catecholamines, including cortisol and adrenaline (epinephrine), respectively.Chest X-Ray – is a projection radiograph or the chest used to diagnose conditions affecting the chest, its contents and nearby structures. A chest X-ray is taken by a radiology technologist. The picture are usually read by a radiologist, who writes the report.
  • ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND. Is an imaging procedure used to examine the internal organs of the abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys. The blood vessels that lead to some of these organs can also be looked at with ultrasound.
  • BILIARY TREE. Is the common anatomy term for the path by which bile is secreted by the liver on its way to the duodenum, or small intestine, of most members of the mammal family. It is referred to as a tree because it begins with many small branches which end in the common bile duct, sometimes referred to as the trunk of the biliary tree. The duct is present along with the branches of the hepatic artery and the portal vein forming the central axis of the portal triad. Bile flows in opposite direction to that of the blood present in the other two channels.
  • BPS (BIOPHYSICAL PROFILE SCORING). Is a noninvasive test that predicts the presence or absence of fetal asphyxia and, ultimately, the risk of fetal death in the antenatal period.
  • BREAST. It produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast. A breast ultrasound can show all areas of the breast, including the area closest to the chest wall, which is hard to study with a mammogram. Breast ultrasound does not use X-rays or other potentially harmful types of radiation.
  • GALL BLADDER. Is a small organ that aids digestion and stores bile produced by the liver. In humans the loss of the gallbladder is not fatal.
  • HBT (HEPATOBILIARY TREE). This modality is the most important investigative tool in screening for biliary tract abnormalities and mass lesions in the liver.
  • HBT (PANCREAS). A technique that uses sound waves to create an image of the pancreas.
  • INGUINAL. Useful imaging modality aiding in the diagnosis of inguinal hernias and their complications both before and following surgery.
  • KUB (KIDNEY, URINARY BLADDER). Is a diagnostic test used to detect kidney stones and to diagnose some renal disorders.
  • KUB/PELVIC. Is a procedure in which high-frequency sound waves create images of the pelvic organs.
  • KUB/PROSTATE. Problems with a man's prostate -firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen.
  • LIVER. Can differentiate types and causes of liver malfunction, and it is also used to identify obstruction of the bile ducts and cirrhosis.
  • LOWER ORGANS. (Abdomen) the appendix, (female) fallopian tube, ovary, small bowel, and the colon.
  • LUNGS. Either of two spongy, saclike respiratory organs in most vertebrates, occupying the chest cavity together with the heart and functioning to remove carbon dioxide from the blood and provide it with oxygen.
  • MASS. A lump or an aggregate of cells clumped together, such as a tumor.
  • PANCREAS. A gland, situated near the stomach, that secretes a digestive fluid into the intestine through one or more ducts and also secretes the hormone insulin.
  • PELVIC ULTRASOUND. Provides pictures of the structures and organs in the lower abdomen or pelvis. It is alsoused to monitor the health and development of an embryo or fetus during pregnancy. It is also used to guide procedures such as needle biopsies, in which needles are used to extract a sample of cells from organs for laboratory testing.
  • RENAL. A test used to study the renal system, which includes the kidneys, bladder, and ureters (the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder).
  • RIGHT LOWER QUADRANT. The region of the abdomen that contains the terminal ileum, appendix and cecum.
  • SCROTUM. The external sac of skin enclosing the testes. Scrotal ultrasound is an imaging technique used for the diagnosis of suspected abnormalities of the scrotum.
  • SOFT TISSUE. Refers to structures of the body that connect, envelope, support and/or move the structures around it.
  • TVS (TRANSVAGINAL). A transvaginal ultrasound is a diagnostic test which gives a magnified view of the cervix, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes (if visible), the endometrial lining, and surrounding (adnexal) areas.
  • TRANS RECTAL. A special study usually done to view the prostate gland, involves inserting a specialized ultrasound transducer into a man's rectum.
  • THYROID. Is an imaging method used to see the thyroid — a gland in the neck that regulates metabolism.
  • URINARY BLADDER. Is the organ that collects urine excreted by the kidneys prior to disposal by urination.
  • UPPER ABDOMEN. Produces a picture of the organs and other structures in the upper abdomen.
  • UB/PROSTATE. Also called transrectal ultrasound, provides images of a man's prostate gland and surrounding tissue. The exam typically requires insertion of an ultrasound probe into the rectum of the patient. The probe sends and receives sound waves through the wall of the rectum into the prostate gland which is situated right in front of the rectum.
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X-ray is an electromagnetic radiation of extremely short wavelength (100 nanometres to 0.001 nanometre) produced by the deceleration of charged particles or the transitions of electrons in atoms. They are used in medicine to diagnose bone fractures, dental cavities, and cancer; to locate foreign objects in the body; and to stop the spread of malignant tumors.
  • LUMBOSACRAL. It is a plain X-ray of the lower back, specifically of the five lumbar vertebrae that make up the lower (lumbar) spine, the sacrum and coccyx – which are the back part of the pelvis and tall bones.
  • THORACIC SPINE. Is located in the chest area and contains 12 vertebrae. The ribs connect to the thoracic spine and protect many vital organs.
  • CHEST X-RAY. Is a projection radiograph or the chest used to diagnose conditions affecting the chest, its contents and nearby structures. A chest X-ray is taken by a radiology technologist. The picture are usually read by a radiologist, who writes the report.
  • APICOLORDOTIC VIEW. This is a radiographic procedure to look at the very top sections of the lungs, where TB may be found.
  • SPOT FILM. A small, highly collimated radiograph of an anatomic part usually obtained in conjunction with fluoroscopy.
  • CERVICAL SPINE. The cervical spine begins at the base of the skull. Seven vertebrae make up the cervical spine with eight pairs of cervical nerves.
  • FOOT AP/O. (AP) It will be noted that for visualization of the entire taurus. (oblique) to demonstrate the intertarsal joints.
  • WRIST AP/L. (AP) Has the dorsum of the hand touching the film, with the X-ray beam passing palmar to dorsal. (lateral) view should the metacarpal, lunate the radius aligned.
  • ELBOW AP/L. (AP) Elbow joint are fully extended and the fingers are slightly flexed.
  • PNS (PARANASAL SINUSES). Air-filled spaces, communicating with the nasal cavity, within the bones of the skull and face.
  • HAND AP/O. (AP) The fingers should be spread slightly and completely extended. Oblique projection with the finger internally rotated.
  • LOWER ABDOMEN. (Also called the belly or midriff) is he part of the body between the pelvis and the thorax.
  • LOWER ORGANS. Organs found on the lower quadrant are cecum, appendix, part of the small intestines, the right reproductive organs and under the right ureter.
  • LEFT LOWER QUADRANT. Stomach, small intestines and colon.
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  • CA 125 (OVARY). Is present in greater concentration in ovarian cancer cells than in other cells.
  • CA 15-3 (BREAST). Used to monitor the response to treatment of invasive breast cancer and to watch for recurrence of the disease.
  • CA 19-9 (PANCREAS). To help differentiate between cancer of the pancreas and other conditions; to monitor response to pancreatic cancer treatment and to watch for recurrence.
  • C3. (Compliment 3) used to determine whether deficiencies or abnormalities in the complement system are causing, or contributing to a patient's disease or condition.
  • CEA (CARCINO EMBRYONIC- ANTIGEN). Used to help determine whether cancer is present in the body, although it is not recommended as a general population screening test; to monitor cancer treatment, including response to therapy and recurrence; to help in staging of cancer.
  • PSA (PROSTATE- SPECIFIC ANTIGEN). Used to screen asymptomatic and symptomatic men for prostate cancer, to help determine the necessity for a biopsy of the prostate, to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for prostate cancer, and to detect recurrence of prostate cancer.
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  • ANA. Measures the pattern and amount of autoantibody which can attack the body's tissues as if they were foreign material.
  • ANTI-H PYLORI. A blood test checks to see whether your body has made antibodies to H. pylori bacteria. If you have antibodies to H. pylori in your blood, it means you either are currently infected or have been infected in the past.
  • ASO. (With and without titer) is a blood test used to assist in the diagnosis of a streptococcal infection or indicate a past exposure to streptococci.
  • CRP. Is a protein found in the blood, the levels of which rise in response to inflammation (an acute-phase protein).
  • HIV TEST. Used to detect the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus in serum.
  • RF. Rheumatoid factor; is a protein (IgM) detectable by serological tests, which is found in the serum of most patients with rheumatoid arthritis and in other related and unrelated diseases and sometimes in apparently normal persons.
  • RPR. Is a screening test for syphilis. It looks for antibodies that are present in the blood of people who have the disease.
  • STOOL CULTURE AND SENSITIVITY. Culture and sensitivity test for stool to find out what organism causes the infection.
  • SYPHILIS RAPID TEST. Also known as one step syphilis tests, are a rapid direct binding test for the visual detection of syphilis antibodies in human in-vitro serum specimens, as an aid in the diagnosis of syphilis infection.
  • TPHA. A highly sensitive and specific test for the serologic diagnosis of.
  • TYPHIDOT. Is an immunodot ELISA having an outer membrane protein specific for Salmonella typhi and separately identifies IgG and IgM antibodies.
  • URINE CULTURE AND SENSITIVITY. Culture and sensitivity test for urine to find out what organism causes the infection.
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  • DRUG TESTING (SCREENING) AND ALCOHOL TESTING. Presence of these drugs in urine are being examined.
  • TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (THC). Is the active chemical in cannabis and is one of the oldest hallucinogenic drugs known. In the Philippines it is known as marijuana.
  • METHAMPHETAMINE (METH OR MET). Is a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol and is taken orally, intranasally (snorting the powder), by needle injection, or by smoking. It is an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant . In the Philippines it is known as shabu.
  • DIGOXIN. Is widely used in the treatment of various heart conditions.
  • CARBAMAZEPINE. Is an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizing drug used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder, as well as trigeminal neuralgia.
  • VALPROIC ACID. Is a chemical compound that has found clinical use as an anticonvulsant and mood-stabilizing drug, primarily in the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and less commonly major depression. It is also used to treat migraine headaches and schizophrenia.
  • THEOPHYLLINE. Is a methylxanthine drug used in therapy for respiratory diseases such as COPD or asthma under a variety of brand names.
  • PHENOBARBITAL. It is the most widely used anticonvulsant worldwide.
  • PHENYTOIN (DILANTIN). Is a commonly used antiepileptic.
  • ALCOHOL. It is a powerful psychoactive drug, best known as the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages.
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  • 2D-ECHO. A test that can provide excellent images of the heart, paracardiac structures, and the great vessels.
  • ECG. A test that measures the electrical activity of the heart.
  • AUDIOGRAM. Is a standard way of representing a person's hearing loss.
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION. Is an examination into a person's mental health by a mental health professional such as a psychologist.
  • ISHIHARA. Is a test for red-green color deficiencies.The test consists of a number of colored plates, called Ishihara plates, each of which contain a circle of dots appearing randomized in color and size.
  • PHYSICAL EXAMINATION. Is the process by which a doctor investigates the body of a patient for signs of disease. It generally follows the taking of the medical history -an account of the symptoms as experienced by the patient.
  • VISUAL ACUITY. Is used to determine the smallest letters a person can read on a standardized chart or card.
  • STRESS TEST. Tests performed by a doctor and/or trained technician to determine the amount of stress that your heart can manage before developing either an abnormal rhythm or evidence of ischemia (not enough blood flow to the heart muscle).
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