A blood test is used to assess the function of internal organs. It is an important tool for diagnosis and ultimately treatment of a wide variety of diseases.
A urine test is used to evaluate kidney function, to diagnose cases of urinary tract infection, and to identify the presence of crystals in the urine. It will reveal other abnormalities including the presence of blood, protein and sugar in the urine.
Stool (fecal) tests are used to identify abnormalities including dangerous microorganisms and parasites in the gastrointestinal tract, and the presence of blood in the stool.
X-ray and ultrasound imaging (arranged with local hospitals) is used to assess the location, shape, size, density, thickness and pathological changes of the internal organs. It is useful in the diagnosis of fractures, arthritis, heart diseases, pulmonary diseases, foreign bodies in the gastrointestinal tract, and stones in the bladder.