Diagnostic Testing

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling offers a full range of diagnostic tests to evaluate your heart and vascular health, and to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for you. We provide comprehensive diagnostic services in a comfortable and convenient setting that is close to home.

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is dedicated to the care of its patients and utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. All tests are performed in a safe environment. Most tests can be done during a single outpatient visit.

Noninvasive heart and vascular tests performed at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling include:

  • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) - This screening is painless and quick. It is used to identify peripheral vascular disease.
  • Echocardiogram (echo) - This test uses sound waves to produce a study of the motion of the heart's valves and chambers. The echo sound waves create an image on a monitor as an ultrasound transducer is passed over the heart.
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG) - A test that monitors and records the electrical activity of the heart. It can determine if you have had a heart attack or if you have damage to the structures of the heart.
  • Stress Test - Electrical activity of the heart is measured through electrodes that you wear while exercising. This tests measures how well the heart performs during exercise.
  • Nuclear Stress Test - Similar to a traditional stress test, a nuclear stress test makes use of a radioactive dye that shows how well the blood flows into the heart muscle at rest and shortly after exercise.
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) - A type of echocardiogram test that uses sound waves to create moving pictures of the heart.

Schedule an Appointment

A physician referral is required for all appointments. To schedule an appointment, please call 859.497.5125. Check in for outpatient diagnostic test is located on the first floor of the hospital. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.