Tests and Procedures
A variety of tests may take place in your pediatrician's office. Some are general screening tests, prescribed if there are certain risk factors, and may include:
These screening tests usually take place during a routine well-child visit.
When your child is sick, if the doctor suspects a certain illness or condition, he or she may perform one or more laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis. These tests may include:
Some conditions, such as heart conditions, will require more intense testing. In these instances, your child's pediatrician will probably refer you to a specialist.