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What to know about medical testing

Is your medical test appropriate? Safe? Accurate? Here's how to check.

Types of tests

  • Medical testing usually involves one or more of the following:
    - Analysis of body fluids (lab tests)
    - Imaging (MRI, ultrasound, CT scan)
    - Endoscopy (using a tube to see inside the body)
    - Measuring body functions
    - Biopsy (taking a tissue sample)
    - Genetic testing


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