Diagnosis and tests

How do different test work? What can they tell us? When are they useful and can they be harmful? From A as in allergy test to X as in X-ray.

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  • How is diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

    Experts have reached international agreement on the blood sugar thresholds for diagnosing diabetes.

  • How do ultrasound examinations work?

    Ultrasound is used to be able to see the organs inside the body. It can help doctors to diagnose various medical conditions. The medical terms for ul...

  • What kind of lung function tests are there and what do they involve?

    Lung function tests (also called pulmonary function tests, or PFTs) measure how well your lungs work. They can also help to follow the course of a lu...

  • Which screening tests are paid for by statutory health insurance funds in Germany?

    Children and adults have the option of having various screening tests. Statutory health insurance funds in Germany cover the costs of many of these s...

  • What kinds of eye examinations are there?

    Eye examinations may be necessary for various reasons, for instance due to external eye injuries or sudden vision problems. Vision also tends to get ...

  • What happens during a biopsy?

    A biopsy (taking a tissue sample) is one of the most commonly used medical tests. Tissue samples can be analyzed in order to find out, for instance, ...