What is a biopsy?
A biopsy is a procedure that takes a sample of body tissue so that physicians can examine the tissue more closely. Biopsies are usually done to determine the existence of cancer. The most common biopsies are needle biopsies where a needle removes a small piece of tissue to be examined in a pathology lab. Biopsies can be done in a doctor’s office or at a hospital if more advanced imaging machines are needed. Sedation and pain-relief medications can be provided to reduce any discomfort you may have.
What is a glucola test?
Also known as the oral glucose tolerance test, a glucola test screens for gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that can develop late in pregnancy. The test is typically given between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy. To take a glucola test, the patient drinks a sweetened liquid called glucola. This liquid is then absorbed into the body, causing the blood glucose levels to rise and allows the physician to test how the body metabolized the liquid through a blood sample.
I am not able to accompany my teenage daughter to her appointment; what does she need to bring with her to the appointment? And do I need to sign anything in order for her to be seen?
If this is your teenage daughter’s first visit, have her bring a list of all the medications she currently takes, as well as her insurance card and general information. Feel free to contact one of our locations if you have any questions about what your daughter needs.
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