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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.

Colonoscopy

  • 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.

Fluoroscopy

  • 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.

MRI

  • 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.

PillCam

  • Camera pill, a non-invasive capsule endoscopy.
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