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Tilt Table Procedure
This is a diagnostic procedure often used to assess syncope (fainting) by creating changes in posture from lying to standing.
Transesophageal Echocardiogram
A transesophageal echocardiogram uses sound wave (ultrasound) technology to examine heart function. By inserting a probe with a transducer down the esophagus rather than placing the transducer on the chest, physicians get a clearer image of the heart because the sound waves do not have to pass through skin, muscle, or bone tissue.
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
Thoracentesis is a procedure in which a needle is inserted through the back of the chest wall to remove fluid or air from between the lungs and the interior chest wall.
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
A transurethral resection of the prostate is a surgical procedure that uses a tiny instrument to remove portions of the prostate gland through the penis, requiring no external incision.
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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