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Decision Points for Medical Tests

Topic Overview

Decision Points are designed to guide you through key health decisions, combining medical information with your personal information to make a wise health decision. Click on a link below to learn more about the medical test you are considering:

Click here to view a Decision Point.Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Should I Get a Screening Test?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Autopsy: Should I Have an Autopsy Done on My Loved One?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Breast Cancer Risk: Should I Have a BRCA Gene Test?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Breast Cancer Screening and Dense Breasts: What Are My Options?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Breast Cancer Screening: When Should I Start Having Mammograms?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Colon Cancer: Which Screening Test Should I Have?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Fertility Problems: Should I Be Tested?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Headaches: Should I Have Imaging Tests to Find Out What's Causing My Headaches?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Health Screenings: Should I Buy Commercial Tests?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Heart Disease Risk: Should I Have a Coronary Calcium Scan?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Heart Disease: Should I Have an Angiogram?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Hepatitis B and C: Should I Be Tested?
Click here to view a Decision Point.HIV Testing: Should I Get Tested for Human Immunodeficiency Virus?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Should I Have Tests for IBS Symptoms?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Low Back Pain: Should I Have an MRI?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Meniscus Tear: Should I Have a Diagnostic Test (MRI or Arthroscopy)?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Osteoporosis: Should I Have a Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) Test?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Pap Test: Should I Have Colposcopy If My Pap Test Shows Minor Cell Changes?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Pregnancy: Should I Have Amniocentesis?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Pregnancy: Should I Have an Early Fetal Ultrasound?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Pregnancy: Should I Have CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling)?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Pregnancy: Should I Have Screening Tests for Birth Defects?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Prostate Cancer Screening: Should I Have a PSA Test?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Sleep Apnea: Should I Have a Sleep Study?
Click here to view a Decision Point.STI Testing: Should I Get Tested for a Sexually Transmitted Infection?

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as of July 3, 2013

Current as of: July 3, 2013

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