Imaging & Diagnostics
The following tests and procedures may be used to make an accurate diagnosis:
Physical exam and history
Checking general signs of health and for any signs of disease. The testicles are examined to check for lumps, swelling, or pain. Information of the patient's health, past illnesses and treatments will also be taken.
Ultrasound exam of the testes
Taking a picture (sonogram) with high-frequency sound waves to create images of the testes. The images can provide important information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and condition.
Blood test for tumor markers
A sample of blood is examined to measure the amounts of specific substances, known as tumor markers, that are released into the blood by organs, tissues, or tumor cells in the body.