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  • Spinal Tap (Lumbar Puncture) for Parents


    Find out how and why doctors perform lumbar punctures (spinal taps).

  • Blood Test: Phosphorus for Teens


    A phosphorus test looks at levels of phosphorus in a person's blood. Find out why doctors do this test and what's involved for teens.

  • Tattoos for Teens


    What's the safest way to get a tattoo? Does it hurt? What can go wrong? Knowing the facts will help you decide whether a tattoo is a good idea for you.

  • Blood Test: Complete Blood Count for Teens


    This common blood test helps doctors gather information about a person's blood cells and how they're working. Find out why doctors do this test and what's involved for teens.

  • Blood Test: Liver Function Tests for Teens


    If your liver isn't working properly, it can affect your overall health. Find out why doctors do liver function tests and what's involved for teens.

  • Blood Test: Hemoglobin for Parents


    Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells. A hemoglobin test can be done as part of a routine checkup to screen for problems and or because a child isn't feeling well.

  • Blood Test: Lipid Panel for Parents


    Results from a lipid panel enable your doctor to evaluate the levels of different kinds of fats in your child's blood.

  • Blood Test: Hemoglobin A1c for Parents


    Doctors use a hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test to determine if your child's diabetes management plan needs to be adjusted.

  • Blood Test: Basic Metabolic Panel for Teens


    A basic metabolic panel (BMP) is a group of blood tests that provide doctors with clues about how the body is working. Find out why doctors do this and what's involved for teens.

  • Blood Test: Magnesium for Teens


    A magnesium test looks at levels of the mineral magnesium in a person's blood. Find out why doctors do this test and what's involved for teens.