DIAGNOSTICS

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS IN CHILDREN 

There are many different diagnostic tests that may help to evaluate the functioning of the nervous system. This can include an electrocephalogram (EEG), Spinal Tap (lumbar puncture), and neurological examination. Your doctor will decide which diagnostic test works for your body and condition. 

DIAGNOSING AND EVALUATING HEART DISEASE IN CHILDREN 

Diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children can be complex and requires clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. These tests include a physical examination, blood tests, chest x-rays, EKG/ECG, and Holter Monitoring Exercise (EKG/ECG).  

DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR ALLERGY IN CHILDREN 

Diagnostic tests for allergy may include any or all of the following skin tests. The skin test is a very accurate test that measures your child’s level of IgE antibodies in response to certain allergens or triggers. Using small amounts of solutions that contain different allergens, your child’s doctor will either inject under the skin or apply the allergens with a small scratch. A reaction would appear as a small red area. A reaction to the skin test does not necessarily indicate an allergy. 

DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR CANCER: OVERVIEW 

What are diagnostic procedures for cancer? When symptoms suggest cancer, your doctor may request or perform any of the following procedures to help diagnose it: A detailed medical history–family and personal Thorough physical exam Pelvic exam of the uterus, vagina, ovaries, bladder, and rectum (women only) Pap test at the time of pelvic exam (women only) Rectal exam of the prostate and rectum (men only). Other diagnostic procedures may be requested. 

DIAGNOSING BONE DISORDERS 

How are bone disorders diagnosed? Along with a complete medical history and physical exam, other tests to diagnose bone disorders include: Lab tests on blood, urine, and other body fluids X-ray. An X-ray can show injuries, such as fractures, infections, arthritis, and other changes. Computed tomography scan (also called a CT or CAT scan). A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, and organs.