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  1. Septoplasty Septoplasty
    Septoplasty is surgery to correct any problems in the nasal septum, the wall inside the nose that separates the nostrils. See also: Rhinoplasty Description Most patients receive general anesthesia before septoplasty. This will make you unconscious and unable to feel pain. Some have the surgery un...
  2. Septoplasty - discharge Septoplasty - discharge
    Septoplasty is surgery to correct any problems in the nasal septum. The nasal septum is the wall inside the nose that separates the nostrils. When You Were in the Hospital You had septoplasty to correct the problems in your nasal septum. Your surgery probably took about 1 to 1 ½ hours. You proba...
  3. Serologic test for B. anthracis Serologic test for B. anthracis
    Serologic test for B. anthracis is a blood test to look for antibodies against the bacteria that cause anthrax. How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). ...
  4. Serology Serology
    Serology is a blood test to detect the presence of antibodies against a microorganism. Certain microorganisms stimulate the body to produce antibodies during an active infection. How the Test is Performed Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The ...
  5. Serology for brucellosis Serology for brucellosis
    Serology for brucellosis is a blood test to look for antibodies against Brucella, the bacteria that causes the disease brucellosis. How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing med...
  6. Serosanguineous Serosanguineous
    Serosanguineous means containing or relating to both blood and and the liquid part of blood (serum). It usually refers to fluids collected from or leaving the body. For example, fluid exiting a wound is serosanguineous....
  7. Serotonin syndrome Serotonin syndrome
    Serotonin syndrome is a potentialyl life-threatening drug reaction that causes the body to have too much serotonin, a chemical produced by nerve cells. Causes Serotonin syndrome most often occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time. The drugs...
  8. Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor
    Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor is a rare cancer of the ovaries. The cancer cells produce and release a male sex hormone. Symptoms The Sertoli cells are normally located in the male reproductive glands (the testes). They feed sperm cells. The Leydig cells, also located in the testes, release a male sex h...
  9. Serum cholinesterase Serum cholinesterase
    Serum cholinesterase is a test that looks at blood levels of certain enzymes (acetylcholinesterase and pseudocholinesterase) that help the nervous system work properly. Acetylcholinesterase (also known as RBC cholinesterase) and pseudocholinesterase (also known as butyrylcholinesterase or plasma cho...
  10. Serum globulin electrophoresis Serum globulin electrophoresis
    Serum globulin electrophoresis is a laboratory test that looks at proteins called globulins in the blood. See also: Immunoelectrophoresis - serum Protein electrophoresis - serum How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of...
  11. Serum hemoglobin Serum hemoglobin
    Serum hemoglobin is a test that measures the level of free hemoglobin in the liquid part of the blood (the serum). Free hemoglobin is the hemoglobin outside of the red blood cells. Most of the hemoglobin is found inside the red blood cells, not in the serum. How the Test is Performed Blood is typic...
  12. Serum herpes simplex antibodies Serum herpes simplex antibodies
    Serum herpes simplex antibodies is a blood test that looks for antibodies to the herpes simplex virus. See also: Herpes viral culture of lesion How the Test is Performed Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing ...
  13. Serum iron Serum iron
    Serum iron is a test that measures how much iron is in your blood. How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic ban...
  14. Serum ketones test Serum ketones test
    Ketones are substances produced when fat cells break down in the blood. A serum ketone test is a measurement of how many ketones are in the blood. How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with g...
  15. Serum magnesium - test Serum magnesium - test
    A serum magnesium test is a measurement of how much magnesium there is in the blood. How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wr...