What Affects the Test
The results of a testicular
scan may not be accurate if you cannot remain still during the test.
What To Think About
ultrasound has largely replaced testicular scans to
investigate possible testicular torsion or tumors in the
testicles. To learn more, see the topic Testicular Ultrasound.
- Abnormal results from a testicular scan may be further
investigated by other tests, such as a testicular
biopsy, an ultrasound test, or
- If a testicular scan is done
for a young boy, a parent can be with him.
Other Works Consulted
Fischbach FT, Dunning MB III, eds. (2009).
Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 8th ed.
Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Pagana KD, Pagana TJ (2010). Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
Primary Medical Reviewer
||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
||Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
Current as of
||December 28, 2012
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