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Dr. John Abroon is a board-certified internist practicing in New York City, NY for more than 25 years. Relying on state-of-the-art medical equipment, Dr. Abroon specializes in providing a variety of medical testing to assess your general health and well being and uncover disease or undiagnosed medical conditions. Here is a brief overview of five common tests Dr. Abroon uses at his medical practice to assess your health.

1-Blood Draw
Taking only a few minutes, drawing blood from a blood vessel in your arm can help Dr. Abroon check for the following:

-Evaluate your overall general health
-Uncover infection
-Assess how well certain organs are working, such as your kidneys or liver
-Screen you for a genetic condition

2-Cholesterol Panel
These are blood tests Dr. Abroon uses to screen your lipids for heart disease that can cause an aortic blockage. This test will allow Dr. Abroon to evaluate the state of your:

-HDL (“good cholesterol”) levels
-LDL (“bad cholesterol”) levels
-The total cholesterol level

3-Pregnancy Testing
A pregnancy test is taken when you suspect you might be pregnant or to confirm pregnancy after taking an over-the-counter pregnancy test at home. This test takes mere minutes and Dr. Abroon is happy to send the results over to your OBGYN or midwife.

4-Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonary function testing (or PFT) is used to check the functional state of your lungs. Conditions this test may affirm or rule out include cystic fibrosis, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Using a spirometry test, you just take a deep breath and breath into the device. Dr. John Abroon will measure the following:

-The air volume moving in and out of your lungs
-The compliance of your chest wall
-The speed of air moving in and out of your lungs
-The diffusion characteristics of your lung membrane

This test is easy, quick and non-invasive. Urinalysis testing helps Dr. Abroon check for diseases that could be sliding under the radar, such as the following:

-A urinary tract infection (UTI)
-Kidney disease or damage to your kidneys
-Kidney stones

Thank you for visiting the medical practice of John Abroon, M.D. online! Dr. Abroon and our team strive to provide compassionate one-on-one, individual care and attention, no matter what your needs. Please call (212) 288-0900 today if you would like to talk to a friendly staff member or schedule a visit for testing.