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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

Diabetes and urine glucose monitoring

Although urine glucose monitoring has been used in the past for people with diabetes to monitor their glucose (sugar) levels,

MRI scan: magnetic resonance imaging

What is an MRI? An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is an imaging test that can give very detailed images

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a protein made in the prostate. It is mostly secreted into the semen to make

Full blood count (FBC)

The full blood count (FBC), sometimes referred to as a full blood examination or complete blood count, is one of

Coeliac disease: tests

Coeliac disease – a condition that affects the small bowel – can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are

Gastroscopy: examination of the upper digestive tract

What is a gastroscopy? Gastroscopy is an examination of the upper digestive tract (the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum) using an

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