Tests & Screenings
At Placentia-Linda Hospital, we offer a wide array of tests and screenings to pinpoint the source of your non-healing wound. We know reaching the right diagnosis is critical in getting proper treatment. From measuring your oxygen and blood flow to checking the health of your veins, here are many of the screenings we offer at Placentia-Linda:
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 or 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.
Let Placentia-Linda connect you with a physician
Call (888) 573-2462 or use our Find a Physician tool to be connected to a wound care specialist who can help you. You can also read more about various types of wounds in our Health Library.