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Tests and Procedures

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Tilt Table Procedure
A tilt table procedure is a test done to evaluate symptoms of syncope (fainting). If you have syncope, the doctor will carefully evaluate your past medical history and perform a physical exam. If the results of the exam or history do not show a cause for the syncope, and you have no history of heart disease, then further test may be scheduled.
Transesophageal Echocardiogram
A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) uses echocardiography to assess how well the heart works. During the procedure, a transducer (like a microphone) sends out ultrasonic sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard. When the transducer is placed at certain locations and angles, the ultrasonic sound waves move through the skin and other body tissues to the heart tissues, where the waves bounce or "echo" off of the heart structures.
Tubal Ligation
Tubal ligation is surgical procedure you may choose if you are an adult woman and you do not want to get pregnant in the future. You may have heard tubal ligation referred to as "getting your tubes tied."
Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove fluid or air from around the lungs.
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is surgery to remove parts of the prostate gland through the penis. No incisions are needed.
Total and Free Carnitine
This test measures the amount of a substance called carnitine in your blood. Carnitine makes it possible for your body to digest fatty acids.
Two-Hour Postprandial Glucose
This blood test checks for diabetes. It is done after you eat a meal, so your doctor can see how your body responds to the sugar and starch in the food.
Total and Free Insulin (Blood)
This test measures two types of insulin in your body: total and free. The test can help diagnose low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia.
T and B Lymphocyte and Natural Killer Cell Profile
This test finds and counts three types of white blood cells in your blood. White blood cells help your body fight off infections and illness.
Tartrate-Resistant Acid Phosphatase
This test looks for a substance that can appear in your blood if you have hairy cell leukemia.

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