Investigation Tests

Investigation Tests

Diagnostic tests include the following:

  • Specific blood and urine tests
  • Cystometrogram, which measures bladder pressure at various stages of filling
  • Cystoscopy, which is an examination of the bladder and ureter
  • Intravenous Urography (which is a series of x-rays of the ureter and renal pelvis taken after injecting a contrast agent)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging with or without Gadolinium (MRI scan)
  • DMSA
  • DTPA / MAG-3 indirect / direct
  • Ultrasound of the urinary tract
  • Prenatal ultrasound
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Urinalysis and urine culture
  • Urodynamic studies
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Voiding cystourethrogram
  • CT scan
  • Angiography
  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
  • Genetic studies

Some of this tests may require general anesthetic or sedation.

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