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

                                     Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Should I Get a Screening Test?

                                     Autopsy: Should I Have an Autopsy Done on M y Loved One?
                                     Breast Cancer Risk: Should I Have a BRCA Gene Test?
                                     Breast Cancer Screening: When Should I Start Having M ammograms?

                                     Colon Cancer: Which Screening Test Should I Have?
                                     Fertility Problems: Should I Be Tested?
                                     Headaches: Should I Have Imaging Tests to Find Out What's Causing
                    M y Headaches?
                                     Heart Disease Risk: Should I Have a Coronary Calcium Scan?

                                     Heart Disease: Should I Have an Angiogram?
                                     Hepatitis B and C: Should I Be Tested?

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                                       Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Should I Have Tests for IBS Symptoms?

                                       Low Back Pain: Should I Have an M RI?
                                       M eniscus Tear: Should I Have a Diagnostic Test (M RI or Arthroscopy)?

                                       Osteoporosis: Should I Have a Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Test?

                                       Pregnancy: Should I Have Amniocentesis?
                                       Pregnancy: Should I Have CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling)?

                                       Pregnancy: Should I Have the M aternal Serum Triple or Quadruple
                    Test?
                                       Prostate Cancer Screening: Should I Have a PSA Test?

                                       Sleep Apnea: Should I Have a Sleep Study?


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                    Last Revised: April 13, 2012
                    Author: Healthwise Staff
                    Medical Review : Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier , MD - Inter nal Medicine &
                    Br ian D. O'Br ien, MD - Inter nal Medicine




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