Tests & Investigations

Video: Chronic prostatitis – tests and diagnosis

What is Chronic prostatitis? Chronic prostatitis, the diagnostic tests are the same, because it’s a diagnosis essentially of exclusion. In

Video: Prostatitis – tests and diagnosis

What are Diagnostic tests for prostatitis for? Diagnostic tests for prostatitis [are] to get at minimum, a dipstick of urine,

PET scan: purpose and results

What is a PET scan? A PET (positron emission tomography) scan is a medical imaging technique that provides useful information

Diet, telomeres and ageing: are they related?

Telomeres are one of today’s hottest research topics with leading researchers linking them to ageing, health and even longevity. The

Hepatitis C: Fibroscan and liver biopsy

Can’t you get enough information from blood tests? When a person might have liver disease their doctor will use a

Hepatitis C and PCR testing

What is PCR (RNA) testing? RNA testing refers to an advanced technology that is used to detect ribonucleic acid from

Amniocentesis: what you need to know

What is amniocentesis? Amniocentesis is a test that involves inserting a thin needle into a pregnant woman’s belly to take

Liver biopsy

A liver biopsy involves removing a small sample of tissue from your liver so that it can be examined for

Nuclear medicine and radioactivity

Nuclear medicine is a branch of medicine that uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and treat disease.

Exercise stress testing

What is exercise stress testing? Exercise stress testing is a procedure used by doctors to measure the performance and capacity

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