OBSTETRIC AND GYNECOLOGICAL DIAGNOSTIC TESTING ENCOMPASSES A NUMBER OF TECHNIQUES INCLUDING:
- Biopsy: Removal of a small piece of tissue for examination under a microscope.
- Cervical Biopsy: The testing of abnormal cervical tissue found during a colposcopy or Pap test.
- Colposcopy: If the cervix appears abnormal during a routine exam, or if a Pap test shows abnormal tissue or cells, a colposcope to is used to magnify the area for further examination.
- ECC (EndoCervical Curettage): A procedure, done in conjunction with a cervical biopsy, where tissue past the opening of the cervix is taken for examination.
- Endometrial Biopsy or Uterine Biopsy: A test used to obtain a sample of the endometrial lining in the uterus.
- Hysterosalpingography: A special type of X-ray, called a fluoroscopy, with dye to examine the uterus and fallopian tubes for irregularities.
- Pelvic Ultrasound: A procedure that produces a sonar image of the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
- Toluidine Dye Test: Blue dye is used to spot changes within the vulva.
- FCUS (Fluid Contrast Ultrasound): Sonar is used to produce an image of the uterine lining and uterine cavity.
- Vaginal Culture: Cervical mucus is removed and tested in order to identify the cause of an infection.