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Peptic ulcers: diagnosis and tests

Your doctor may suspect a peptic ulcer based on your symptoms and whether you have any risk factors. The main causes of

Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) tests in pregnancy

When you are pregnant, substances from your fetus (developing baby) mix with your own blood. One of these substances is

Diabetes and blood glucose monitoring

Keeping track of your blood glucose level is an important part of managing diabetes mellitus (commonly known as diabetes). It

Bone mineral density tests

What is a bone mineral density test? A bone mineral density test determines how rich your bones are in minerals

Faecal occult blood test

What is the faecal occult blood test? The faecal occult blood test (FOBT) is a test that can detect tiny

Newborn screening tests

Newborn screening — a worldwide program Newborn screening tests are part of a worldwide practice to detect rare but serious

Barium enema: lower bowel examination

What is a barium enema? Barium enema is a test that allows your doctor to examine the lower part of

Colonoscopy: examination of the colon

A colonoscopy is a medical procedure that is done to look for cancer, colon polyps or other abnormalities inside your

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

Biopsy

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

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