Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Thursday Thirteen #276

 Thirteen tests often run at hospitals. I spent all day Sunday in the ER. As I was wheeled through the hospital en route to my CT scan, or as I lie on my bed watching my blood drawn, I got wondering about what goes on in hospitals. Here's a 2019 (pre-covid) snapshot. 

  1. CBC (complete blood count)*
  2. CT scan*
  3. Basic metabolic panel
  4. Glucose screen test for diabetes
  5. Ultrasound
  6. Urinalysis*
  7. Chlamydia detection
  8. MRI
  9. TSH (thyroid)
  10. Liver function
  11. PTT (a test that measures how long it takes your blood to clot)
  12. X-ray
  13. Stool sample

*I had these, and the doctor was able to diagnose what he called "a honking kidney stone."

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