Tests & Screenings

If you are experiencing abdominal pain, uncommon bleeding or other gynecologic symptoms, diagnostic testing can help to identify the proper treatment for you. At The Hospitals of Providence, we offer a wide range of tests and screenings at our fully equipped imaging centers. See below for common diagnostic tests and screenings.

Cervical biopsy

A biopsy is the removal of a small piece of the cervix tissue, which will then be tested in lab for signs of disease or infection. Doctors typically suggest a biopsy when another medical test suggests that a body tissue is not normal. Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.

Colposcopy

Colposcopy is a procedure used to examine the vulva, cervix and vagina for signs of disease. Often ordered after an abnormal pap test, tissue is collected from the cervix and sent for laboratory testing. Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.

Cystoscopy for women

Cystoscopy for women uses a scope to examine the bladder. This scope is performed in order to check for bladder abnormalities or assist during surgeries of the urinary tract. Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.

Endometrial biopsy

An endometrial biopsy is a procedure that occurs when a physician takes a small piece of the uterus to look for abnormal cells. An endometrial biopsy can be performed to check for causes of bleeding or check for cancer. Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.

Hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy is an exploratory procedure. This procedure allows a doctor to take a look inside the uterus with a small, lighted scope to help determine the cause of abnormal bleeding. Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.

Laparoscopy

This surgical procedure uses a small, lighted tube placed near the female reproductive organs or the abdominal region through an incision in the belly. Laparoscopy can be used to find cysts, fibroids and infections; tissue can also be biopsed during the procedure. Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.

Pap test

A pap test is performed during a pelvic exam. A physician inserts a speculum into the opening of the vagina in order to examine the cervix and vagina; the cervix is swabbed in order to test for cancer cells. Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.

Pelvic laparoscopy

This surgical procedure uses a small, lighted tube placed near the female reproductive organs through an incision in the belly. Laparoscopy can be used to find cysts, fibroids and infections; tissue can also be biopsed during the procedure. Interested in learning more about this treatment option? Connect with a physician in your area.

Pelvic ultrasound

Pelvic ultrasounds are used to get a better view of reproductive organs. Sound waves are used to create images of pelvis and lower abdominal region. Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area. ,br />



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