Testings and Diagnostics

Body Fat Composition Test

  • This test is useful in determining the amount of body fat in relation to a child's height and weight.

Cholesterol Screening

  • This screening allows us to detect children who are at high risk for heart disease, test them, and with the help of our nutritionist fashion an appropriate diet plan for them.


  • A procedure that is done using a flexible tool with a camera at the end (a colonoscope), to take a look at the large intestine (colon and rectum).

CT Scan

  • A Computed Tomography (CT) scan is a procedure that uses X-rays to create images of cross-sections of the body. Learn more.

Endoscopy (lower and upper)

  • A procedure that is done using a special tool with a camera at the end (an endoscope), to take a look at what is going on inside the person's esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.


  • There are different types of fluoroscopy procedures and they all require specific preparations before the study can me performed. Learn more.

Helicobacter Pylori Screening

  • A test for titers in serum and stain biopsies for bacteria. Early diagnosis can prevent gastric ulcers as well as gastric cancer.

Lactose Intolerance Test

  • Used to determine if a child is intolerant to milk or other products containing lactose. Early detection can prevent unnecessary discomforts and can be treated with adequate diet.


  • Magnet Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a large magnet and radio waves to produce a picture of a body structure. Your child will be able to watch a movie, listen to the radio or play a favorite CD wile the scan is being performed. Learn more.

pH Probe Study

  • Done (with or without polysomnogram). Used to detect the presence of gastroesophageal reflux.


  • Camera pill, a non-invasive capsule endoscopy.

Service Locations

Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center
20295 NE 29th Place
Suite 300
Aventura, FL 33180

Nicklaus Children's Boynton Beach Care Center
10383 Hagen Ranch Rd.
Suite 200
Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Nicklaus Children's Coconut Creek Care Center
6370 North State Road 7
Suite 100
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Nicklaus Children's Doral Outpatient Center
3601 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Hospital Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

Nicklaus Children's Nirvair Chowdhury Midtown Center
3915 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Pediatric Specialists of America Palm City
3228 SW Martin Downs Blvd.
Suite 33
Palm City, FL 34990

Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center
13400 SW 120th Street
Suite 100
Miami, FL 33186