What is CD Upper Limb For AV Fistula?
The Color Doppler test of the upper limb for arteriovenous fistula is an ultrasound test performed to assess blood flow in the arteries and veins of the arm to guide a graft procedure named arteriovenous fistula where an artery is connected to a vein in the upper arm. The Color Doppler test creates a high resolution image of the blood flow patterns of the blood vessels which helps to assess the rate of blood flow and also helps in the placement of the AV Fistula.
Why is CD Upper Limb For AV Fistula done?
- • To assess the rate of blood flow through blood vessels in the upper arm • To guide the making of an arteriovenous fistula, which is an artificial direct connection made between an artery and a vein in the upper arm to allow hemodialysis in patients with final stage kidney failure
Preparation for CD Upper Limb For AV Fistula
- Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
- Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the X-ray.
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The CLINICAL LABORATORY of Shahbazker’s Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd., Colaba is the 5th lab in Mumbai & 21st in India to be granted accreditation by NABL, and the 1st Lab in Mumbai and 2nd in India to be accredited under ISO 15189 (specific for medical Laboratories). NABL is a body under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Its criteria are based on ISO 15189:2007.