Tag - diagnostic tests

The PSA Test

More than 10,000 cases of cancer of the prostate, the walnut-sized gland that sits just below the bladder, are diagnosed every year in the UK. It is the second-most common cause of cancer deaths

Down’s test discriminatory

Another flaw in the triple test for pregnant women seems to have been uncovered - it doesn't work too well on Asian women. The test is designed to detect Down's syndrome in the unborn fetus, and comprises ultrasound, serum screening and...

Spinal tap

What’s it for?
The human brain and spinal cord are surrounded by a watery fluid called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). It protects the brain and spine by acting as a shock absorber,

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