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COMVAX HiB, Hep B (Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine)
DTAP Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis (whooping cough)
IPV Inactivated Polio Vaccine
MMR Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine
PCV Prevnar (pneumonia vaccination)
PPD A test for the presence on tuberculosis.
Td Tetanus, Diphtheria
VARIVAX Varicella Vaccine (chicken pox)
CBC Complete blood panel. A blood panel showing white and red blood cell counts.
Urinalysis A urine test which looks at sugar levels, protein levels, and indications of infection.
Pap Smear Cervical cancer screening done yearly in women over 18 years old.
Colposcopy More extensive screening for precancerous lesions of the cervix. Biopsies are taken at this time.
Dilation & Curettage A scraping of the uterine lining for the removal of new growths or other abnormal tissues to obtain material for tissue diagnosis.
Electrocautery The destruction of unwanted material using a heated electric instrument.
Cryotherapy The use of cold, such as liquid nitrogen, in the treatment of disease.
Holter Monitor A device worn by patients for 24 hours which records heart beat rates and patterns. Physicians view the data looking for abnormal events.
Colonoscopy A fiberoptic light is inserted into the colon allowing the physician to examine the colon. Tissue samples of any abnormalities can be taken and certain abnormal items may be removed.
Upper GI Endoscopy A fiberoptic light is inserted through the mouth and lowered slowly down to the stomach allowing the physician to examine and take tissue samples of any abnormalities in the esophagus and stomach.


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