Read our selection of articles about medical tests and investigations. Here, you can find out about diagnostic tests to help detect disease as well as screening tests to help keep you and your family healthy.
Laparoscopy Laparoscopy is a procedure that can be used to investigate and treat a variety of conditions.
Liver biopsy Find out what is involved when you have a liver biopsy, in which a small piece of liver tissue is removed to help doctors detect liver abnormalities.
Liver function testing Find out about the substances tested in liver function tests and how they can help determine the health of your liver.
Lung function testing in children Lung function tests are done for a variety of reasons in children. Find out about the available tests, including spirometry and peak flow measurement.
Lung function tests Learn how to prepare for a lung function test, and find out why lung function tests are useful management tools for people with asthma.
MRI scan: magnetic resonance imaging MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a painless test used to view the inside of the body without using X-rays. It uses a large magnet, safe, low-energy radio waves and a computer to produce 2- or 3-dimensional pictures.
Newborn screening tests Newborn screening tests can detect rare but serious genetic or metabolic disorders in newborn babies.
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