Tests & Screenings
From measuring your oxygen and blood flow to checking the health of your veins, pinpointing the source of your non-healing wound is one of the first steps in getting proper treatment. At West Suburban Medical Center, we offer a variety of wound tests and screenings. See below for more information about common diagnostic tests and screenings.
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TCOM (Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring)
In this typically short and painless procedure, a doctor places adhesive sensors on the skin to read the oxygen level in the tissue beneath the skin. The test indirectly measures blood flow, which is important for wounds to heal.
ABI (Ankle Brachial Index)
This quick, non-invasive test measures your risk of PAD (peripheral artery disease). It measures blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm while you're at rest and in some cases, while you are exercising.
This blood test may be ordered if you have a slow healing wound, to determine if you have high blood glucose (hyperglycemia, perhaps diabetes). There are several types of glucose tests, some of which require a period of fasting (not eating) before the test.
Vital Sign Screening
A nurse may record your vital signs including temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration and pain to assist in evaluating the functioning of your circulatory and other systems. This can help determine changes in your body functions over time, and identify conditions such as an infection.
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