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Male Reproductive System -Q – Diagnostic Tests & Procedure & A – Meaning

biopsy (Bx) tissue sampling used to identify neoplasia
biopsy of the prostate needle biopsy of the prostate; often performed using ultrasound guidance (see Fig. 14-9)
testicular biopsy biopsy of a testicle
digital rectal exam (DRE) insertion of a finger into the male rectum to palpate the rectum and prostate
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test blood test used to screen for prostate cancer; an elevated level of the antigen indicates the possible presence of tumor
urethrogram x-ray of the urethra and prostate
semen analysis study of semen, including a sperm count with observation of morphology (form) and motility; usually performed to rule out male infertility
endorectal sonogram of the prostate (Fig. 14-9) scan of the prostate made after introducing an ultrasonic transducer into the rectum; also used to guide needle biopsy
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