Diagnostic Tests

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ED-3204919The physicians at UMCP’s Center for Emergency Care may order diagnostic tests depending on your symptoms. Examples of these tests include blood work, EKGs, CT scans, MRIs and X-rays. Each test will be discussed with you before it is performed.

Some tests can be completed and results obtained very quickly; others can take several hours to complete. Some tests require a preparation period: For example, an abdominal CT scan requires that you drink a liquid that will improve the clarity of the study.

Please ask your nurse or doctor if you have questions about tests that were ordered for you.