Beyond Health Screening
Updated: Sep 3, 2019
Prevention is always better than cure, and the only way to take precaution of your health is to know its status. Health screening helps you find out what’s going on in your body and highlights any complications you might be having. This is important as not all diseases show symptoms, and conditions discovered early on can be treated. It helps to reduce the risk of further complications and treatment cost.
Basic Health Screening
There are many types of health screening, what differentiates them are the amount of tests done. In general, a basic health screening involves a physical examination by the doctor, a blood and urine test. Through these tests you’ll be able to screen for any abnormalities in your blood sugar levels, cholesterol, kidney and liver function.
Comprehensive Health Screening
In comprehensive health screening packages, on top of the tests involved in the basic health screen, the blood test may be used to screen for more conditions such as thyroid hormone levels, cancer markers, hepatitis A & B, and sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, a stool test, pap smear, bone mineral density (BMD) or ultrasound test can be added to test for additional components.
So which should you go for?
If you are young and with no history of chronic diseases or strong family history of hereditary illness, a basic screen every 3 years is sufficient. However, if you are older, with a medical history it is advisable to go for a comprehensive screen at least once a year to stay up date with your health status.
At PRIME, we offer a comprehensive health screening to ensure you get a full picture of your health. Our panel of tests were specially selected to not just detect early diseases but to give greater insight into the quality of an individual’s health. This not only allows us to prevent the onset of chronic diseases but more importantly, optimise your health and performance.
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