Tests & Screenings

Finding the source of your brain or neurological condition is one of the first steps in proper treatment. At ​​Valley Baptist Health System, we offer a wide range of tests and screenings at our hospital. Among common tests and screenings:

TCOM (TRANSCUTANEOUS OXYGEN MONITORING)

In this typically short and painless procedure, a doctor places adhesive sensors on the skin to read the oxygen level in the tissue beneath the skin. The test indirectly measures blood flow, which is important in order for wounds to heal.

ABI (ANKLE BRACHIAL INDEX)

This quick, non-invasive test measures your risk of PAD (peripheral artery disease). It measures blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm while you're at rest and, in some cases, while you are exercising.

GLUCOSE SCREENINGS

This blood test may be ordered if you have a slow-healing wound to determine if you have high blood glucose (hyperglycemia, perhaps diabetes). There are several types of glucose tests, some of which require a period of fasting (not eating) before the test.

VITAL SIGN SCREENING

A nurse may record your vital signs including temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration and pain to assist in evaluating the functioning of your circulatory and other systems. This can help determine changes in your body functions over time and identify conditions such as an infection.