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) 497-7747. 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.