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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

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Basic Blood Chemistry Tests

Doctors order basic blood chemistry tests to assess a wide range of conditions and the function of organs.

Blood Culture

A blood culture is a test that looks for germs (such as bacteria or fungi) in the blood.

Blood Test: Complete Blood Count

The complete blood count (CBC) is the most common blood test. It analyzes red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

Blood Test: Hepatic (Liver) Function Panel

Liver function tests can help doctors see if the liver has been damaged. They also can help diagnose infections and monitor medications that can cause liver-related side effects.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disease. It's a physical condition that also can also affect a person emotionally.

Constipation

Constipation is a very common problem among kids, and it usually occurs because a child's diet doesn't include enough fluids and fiber. In most cases, simple changes can help kids go.

Coughing

Coughs are a common symptom, but most aren't a sign of a serious condition. Learn about different coughs, how to help your child feel better, and when to call your doctor.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Chloride Sweat Test

Is your child scheduled to have a sweat test? Find out how this test is performed and how it's used to diagnose cystic fibrosis.

ECG (Electrocardiogram)

Is your child scheduled to have an ECG? Find out how this test is performed and when you can expect the results.

EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Is your child scheduled to have an EEG? Find out how this test is done and when you can expect the results.