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An examination of the large bowel with a camera on a flexible tube (endoscope), which is passed through the anus.

barium enema

An examination of the bowel area using a white contrast liquid called barium. The barium is inserted into the rectum and x-rays are taken.


The removal of a small sample of tissue from the body for examination under a microscope to help diagnose a disease.


An internal examination of the airways using a tube called a bronchoscope that is inserted into the mouth, throat and lungs.

Pap smear (Pap test)

A test in which cervical cells are removed and sent to a laboratory for examination….


Examination of the cervix using a magnifying instrument called a colposcope.