Urology Diagnostics & Testing
A variety of tests to detect every urinary system condition
When you meet with a Bronson urologist, he or she will ask a series of questions designed to help understand the symptoms you are experiencing. As you would expect, the specialist also can provide helpful answers to your questions and share advice on how best to proceed. Many tests are available to help with diagnosis of urinary system conditions. Depending on the symptoms you are experiencing, your urologist may recommend:
- 24-hour urine collection – often used for simple lab tests to measure and evaluate what is in your urine.
- Antegrade pyelogram – an X-ray related test that helps your doctor to find a blockage in your upper urinary tract that carries urine from your kidneys to the bladder.
- Biopsy – a small removal of tissue from your organs that your doctor may use to check for cancer, verify how an organ is functioning or to find if abnormal cells are present.
- CT Scan of the kidney – very detailed X-ray images of your kidney that are used to evaluate injuries, disease or other abnormalities.
- Ultrasound or renal angiogram – may be used to evaluate blood flow, blood vessels or blockages in your kidneys.
- Urodynamic testing – the results of one or more tests of this type will help your doctor to learn more about how urine is being stored in and released from your bladder and urethra. This test is used to help diagnose conditions related to frequent or painful urination, problems starting or completing urination, repeated urinary tract infections and more.
There are many other tests your urologist may also request to assist with diagnosis of the symptoms you are experiencing.