Diagnostics and lab

HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress offers a range of diagnostic procedures and techniques . We offer specialized biopsies across our many specialties and traditional blood and urine tests to identify problems that may help in diagnosis and treatment.

For more information about our diagnostic and laboratory services, please call (832) 912-3724.

Our services

  • Breast biopsy
  • Needle localization
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Angiograms
  • Embolization
  • Bone densitometry

Bone densitometry

Bone densitometry, also known as dual energy X-ray absorption (DEXA), is used to evaluate diseases of the bone or to evaluate treatment for diseases of the bone. A DEXA scan is a type of X-ray that uses a tiny amount of radiation to determine the bone density of the spine, hip and sometimes wrist. A patient’s results are compared with the results of an average woman at age 30, which is considered the age of peak bone mass in women. This information can help a patient’s physician diagnose osteoporosis or determine what steps may need to be taken to protect the patient’s bone health. DEXA scans are easy, safe and non-invasive.

Diagnostics and laboratory at HCA Houston Healthcare

Diagnostic and laboratory testing are used to help diagnose and further understand patient conditions. Diagnostic testing occurs when physicians require more information for evaluation and/or diagnosis of a patient. Examples of laboratory tests include biopsies, blood tests and urine samples, among others.

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