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Diagnostic Tests for Appendicitis

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Appendicitis:

The doctor bases an appendicitis diagnosis on symptoms, a physical exam, blood tests to check for signs of infection such as a high white blood cell count, and urine tests to rule out a urinary tract infection. Some doctors use ultrasound to see whether the appendix looks inflamed. (Source: excerpt from Appendicitis: NIDDK)

Diagnosis of Appendicitis: medical news summaries:

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