Burlingame Vascular Center: Vascular Lab
We are proud to offer an ICAVL (Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories) accredited facility, which allows us to do objective, non-invasive assessments of vascular issues right here in our office. Whether you have been sent by your regular doctor just for the test, or are coming to see us for an office visit, your tests are assessed immediately by our trained sonographer, and a physician is available to see you in consultation if indicated or if you want someone to review the test with you right away.
This type of physiologic testing, in combination with a skilled history and physical, can help to distinguish between true vascular problems and other possible concomitant or alternative diagnoses (i.e. orthopedic or neurologic issues). It can also help you and your physician make a decision about whether or not you need further therapy. Moreover this can be a very important way of monitoring you after you have had any type of vascular surgery.
Types of tests offered:
- Segmental pressures
- Ankle-brachial indices (with and without exercise)
- Segmental plethysmography
- Digital plethysmography
- Doppler ultrasonography of the neck, abdomen and extremities
- Duplex ultrasonography of the neck, abdomen and extremities