Diagnostic tests

Blood Test

 

 

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test that can be used to check your heart's rhythm and electrical activity.

Sensors attached to the skin are used to detect the electrical signals produced by your heart each time it beats.

These signals are recorded by a machine and are looked at by a doctor to see if they're unusual.

An ECG may be requested by a heart specialist (cardiologist) or any doctor who thinks you might have a problem with your heart, including your GP.

The test can be carried out by a specially trained healthcare professional at a hospital, a clinic or at your GP surgery.

Despite having a similar name, an ECG isn't the same as an echocardiogram, which is a scan of the heart.

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  • Spirometry Tests

 

Spirometry is a simple test used to help diagnose and monitor certain lung conditions by measuring how much air you can breathe out in one forced breath. It can be used to help diagnose a lung condition if you have symptoms of a problem, or your doctor feels you're at an increased risk of developing a particular lung condition. You will need to be referred to another provider for this test as we do not perform them in the practice.

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  • Blood tests

Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test.

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