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PSA Test (tests)

PSA TEST DEFINITION The PSA test or the prostate-specific antigen test is a type of blood test used for screening and monitoring prostate cancer. It is used to measure PSA, a type of protein that is produced by the prostate, in the blood. PSA TEST PURPOSE Aside from prostate cancer screening and monitoring, more...

Rheumatoid Factor (tests)

RHEUMATOID FACTOR DEFINITION Rheumatoid Factor or RF is a type of blood test to help measure the amount of RF antibody in the patient’s blood. RHEUMATOID FACTOR PURPOSE The RF blood test is done to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren syndrome, and other inflammatory conditions. Several confirmatory tests are used to confirm what more...

Sed Rate (tests)

SED RATE DEFINITION The sed rate (also known as SR, ESR, or erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a blood test that detects inflammatory activity inside your body. It works by placing blood inside a tall, thin tube. Erythrocytes (red blood cells) typically settle to the bottom. If you're suffering from inflammation, more...

Sentinel node biopsy (tests)

SENTINEL NODE BIOPSY DEFINITION Sentinel node biopsy, also known as sentinel lymph node biopsy or sentinel lymph node dissection, is a surgical procedure that doctors use to help stage cancer. It is performed in patients who have been previously found with either breast cancer or a type of skin cancer called more...

SPECT Scan (tests)

SPECT SCAN DEFINITION SPECT or single-photon emission computerized tomography scan is an imaging tool that allows doctors to see through a patient’s internal organs. While other imaging tools only show what the structures inside the body looks like, this 3D imaging technique can easily show how the organs work. SPECT SCAN PURPOSE A more...