COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CHECK
Our health screening programme is very comprehensive and is designed to meet the requirements of your age group and your susceptibility to certain diseases or conditions depending on your time of life. Screening test results and trend reports provide important information as many conditions can be monitored over time.
Our standard programme includes the following tests:
- Height & Weight & BMI (body weight index)
- Blood pressure
- Haemoccult Test (stool test for occult blood)
- Chest X-ray (where indicated)
- Lung Function Test
- Hearing Test
- Vision Tests (close & distance vision, colour blindness and peripheral field vision)
- Tonometry (to detect Glaucoma)
- Retinal Photography (Photograph of the back of the eye for changes associated with macular degeneration, hypertension, diabetes, glaucoma & other conditions)
- Resting ECG
- Full Blood Bio-chemistry (liver function tests, renal & bone profile, lipid profile, glucose & uric acid levels)
- Full Blood Count, ESR & Differential
- Serum Ferritin (for Haemochromatosis) on everyone >40
- PSA (prostate test) for men >45
- Thyroid function test for men and women >40
- Dexa scan (for Osteoporosis) for women >40 and men >50
- Lifestyle assessment & advice
Full Physical Examination to include:
- Abdominal & Rectal
- Women - breast & vaginal examination
- Men - prostate examination
• Stress ECG
Stress electrocardiogram (on the treadmill) is recommended for men >40 and for women in their menopausal and post-menopausal years, or earlier in the case of family history, risk factors or symptoms.
• Vascular Ultrasound
Ultrasound of the carotid arteries in the neck to detect narrowing (a common source of stroke), the abdominal aorta to detect aneurysms and ABI to detect peripheral arterial disease. This test is recommended for both men and women >50.
Mammography, as a screening procedure, is not felt necessary for a woman until >45 but would be recommended earlier if there is a family history or indications present.
• Cervical Smear