What is wellness screening tests?

Health screening test are medical tests that doctors use to check for diseases and health conditions before there are any signs or symptoms. These tests are performed to identify if a person is at risk or have any condition or disease that you do not know about.

Early detection of diseases results in better management and treatment of the disease, which decreases the risk of complications and increases the chances of better health outcomes.

The standard male and female screening tests include

  • Height, weight, and BMI
  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetes (HBA1C, glucose)
  • Lipogram
  • Thyroid function test
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • FBC
  • CRP
  • Liver function test
  • U&E creatinine
  • Faecal occult blood
  • Albumin/Creatine ration (urine)
  • Urine dipstick

Early detection of disease results in better management and treatment of the disease.

FAQs on standard wellness screening package

It’s an accurate approach to determine whether your weight is balanced with your height. In fact, if your BMI is above or below the recommended range, knowing it might assist you and your doctor assess any potential health problems. Numerous chronic diseases, such as Type 2 Diabetes, can be brought on by being overweight.

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to complications including

  • Aneurism
  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney problems
  • Eye problems
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Changes with memory and understanding
  • Dementia

Diabetes, coronary artery disease and thyroid abnormalities are three common diseases and are often diagnosed during routine screening. Monitoring your blood glucose once you have been diagnosed with Diabetes is important.

You may also be at risk for heart disease when your cholesterol levels are elevated. As patients with diabetes frequently have smaller and denser LDL particles than those without diabetes, elevated glucose levels may raise cholesterol levels. These tests are included in the basic package as it is used to monitor these chronic conditions.

Urine dipstick testing is inexpensive and gives your health care provider indications of urinary tract infection (UTI), renal illness, diabetes, or an injury to the urinary system. Before a definitive diagnosis may be determined, additional testing will be required if test results are abnormal.

A C-reactive protein (CRP) test may be used to detect or track inflammation in short-term or long-term illnesses, such as: Viral or bacterial infections, intestinal illnesses known as “inflammatory bowel disease,” such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In general practice, it has been demonstrated that a high CRP reading is a reliable indicator of illness.

The faecal occult blood test (FOBT) is a lab test used to check stool samples for hidden (occult) blood.

The more common causes of occult blood in stool includes

  • Aneurism
  • Colon cancer
  • Esophagitis
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Vascular ectasias
  • Portal hypertensive gastropathy
  • Gastric antral vascular ectasias
  • Small bowel tumours
  • Lymphoma
  • Carcinoid
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Polyp

If the results of your FOBT test are positive, blood has been found in your sample. A positive FOBT result will occur in about one in 14 individuals. Inflammation, polyps, haemorrhoids, and other disorders can also result in bleeding; cancer is not always one of them.