Tests & Scans

24 hour blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

24 hour blood pressure monitoring is intended to monitor your blood pressure when you go about your normal daily routine.

Barium studies

Barium studies (tests) involve ingesting a barium sulphate suspension, which is a metallic compound which shows up on X-rays. It allows the outline of your oesophagus, stomach, and small intestines to be studied.

Blood tests

Blood tests are a commonly used diagnostic tool to assess your general state of health, or to check for something more specific.

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a procedure to look at the lining of the back passage (rectum) and large bowel (colon).

Colposcopy

A colposcopy is a procedure to look at the cervix to see if there are any abnormal cells  

Coronary angiogram

A coronary angiogram is a type of X-ray examination used to examine the blood vessels in the heart  

CT coronary angiogram

A CT coronary angiogram is a type of X-ray examination used to examine the blood vessels in the heart  

CT scan

CT stands for ‘computerised tomography’. A CT scan is a detailed X-ray used to create detailed images of the inside of your body.   

Diagnostic arthroscopy

An arthroscopy is a form of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery used to explore and treat conditions within your joints. Most commonly it is performed on the knee or hip, but also on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist.

Diagnostic skin biopsies

A skin biopsy is when a small sample of skin is removed and sent to a pathology laboratory to be analysed.

Flexible sigmoidoscopy

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure to look inside the rectum and lower part of your bowel.

Gastroscopy

An OGD or gastroscopy is where a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end is inserted via the mouth to investigate the oesophagus, stomach, and small intestine.

Gynaecological laparoscopy

A gynaecological laparoscopy is a form of keyhole surgery used to diagnose problems within the pelvis such as your ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes.    

Heart monitoring

There are a number of methods to check and monitor your heart rhythm and electrical activity.

Hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy is a procedure to look in the inside of your uterus and examine the area.     

Lumbar puncture

A lumbar puncture is a procedure to test for conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, or other parts of the nervous system.      

MRI scan

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a special technique that uses powerful magnets, radio waves and computers to produce detailed images (or scans) of the inside of your body.

Nerve conduction studies - EMG

A nerve conduction study is a test which measures how quickly signals are transmitted through your nerves.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound is an imaging procedure used to examine a wide range of parts of your body. 

Urine test

Urinalysis is a frequently performed diagnostic or screening tool. It can help detect substances or cellular material in the urine associated with different metabolic and kidney disorders.

X-ray

An X-ray is used to diagnose and explore a wide variety of conditions mostly in the bones and joints, but can sometimes look at problems affecting soft tissues. They can also be used to monitor on-going conditions.