Barium swallow and barium meal tests

Both a barium swallow and a barium meal test involve you swallowing a liquid suspension of barium sulphate before a


A biopsy is a procedure in which a small sample of tissue is removed from a particular part of the

Blood typing

What is blood typing? Blood typing is a test done to work out which blood type you have, or which

Health checks you should have: a checklist

Health screening is an important part of disease prevention. Screening involves testing or checking for conditions in their early stages,

Health checks men should have

Health screening is an important part of disease prevention for all men. There are many screening tests and examinations that

CT scan

What is a CT scan? A CT (computerised tomography) scan is a sophisticated X-ray that takes cross-sectional and 3-dimensional pictures

Helicobacter pylori test: simple test for stomach germ

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a spiral-shaped bacterium that lives in the digestive tract of many people. Sometimes it causes

Cholesterol tests

A cholesterol test is a blood test that measures levels of fatty substances called lipids in the blood. Cholesterol is

Electrocardiogram – ECG

An electrocardiogram is commonly called an ECG or EKG and uses a machine to measure and record (on paper or

Lung function tests

Lung function tests, also called pulmonary function tests or breathing tests, are tests that can be done to find out

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