Diagnostic Tests in New York
What is diagnostic testing?
Diagnostic testing is used to help your doctor determine the exact condition that is causing your pain or other symptoms. Diagnostic procedures can help your doctor pinpoint your exact underlying problem as well as monitor your progress throughout treatment. Some of the tests that are used to help determine your medical condition at Performance Health in NYC & Pearl River include:
Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
FMS is a physical movement test that determines whether you have any muscular imbalances that can lead to injuries, reduce your athletic performance, and cause long-term damage to your body.
Blood Testing / Lab Work
Blood testing or lab work refers to laboratory tests that can be done to analyze a patient’s chemical balances and to determine whether a patient is suffering from certain diseases and medical issues. Blood tests that are commonly performed include:
- Cholesterol test
- Infectious disease screening
- Blood glucose test
- Full blood count test
Food Allergy Testing
Allergy tests are often given to patients who exhibit symptoms of allergies but do not know for sure what they are allergic to. They may also be used to diagnose an underlying allergy that is responsible for headaches, lethargy, or other health problems.
An electrocardiogram, also called an EKG or ECG test, is used to check for cardiovascular (heart-related) problems by measuring the heart’s electrical activity.
Diagnostic Imaging Tests
Diagnostic imaging tests are used by radiologists and other medical professionals who need to view inside the body to locate and diagnose a problem. Some of the tests that are frequently used to diagnose health conditions and sports injuries include:
- MRI scans
- CT scans
Metabolic testing is used to help determine your VO2 max and resting metabolic rate, which indicates your body’s ability to consume oxygen as well as how many calories your body burns at rest.
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If you believe you may benefit from diagnostic testing in NYC, the first step is to schedule an evaluation at Performance Health. Our expert physicians can help you determine the underlying cause of your pain and recommend treatment options. Call one of our New York offices at 212.486.8616 or fill out the form on this page to request an appointment now.