Health Screening

What is Health Screening

Health screening is an aspect of preventive healthcare. The primary aim of health screening is to identify hidden health issues and risk factors at their earliest stages when they are most amenable to effective treatment. This differs from diagnostic tests, which are used to determine the cause of symptoms already present.

General Health Screenings for Adults

  • Screening Test: HbA1c Fasting Blood Glucose
  • Recommended Frequency: Once a year for those aged 40+, once every 3 years for those aged 18-39
  • For Individuals Aged: 18 and above
  • Note: Particularly for those with a high body mass index (BMI) or a family history of diabetes
  • Screening Test: Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Recommended Frequency: Once a year
  • For Individuals Aged: 18 and above
High Blood Pressure
  • Screening Test: Blood Pressure Measurement
  • Recommended Frequency: Once a year for those aged 40+, once every 2 years for those aged 18-39
  • For Individuals Aged: 18 and above
High Blood Cholesterol
  • Screening Test: Lipid Profile
  • Recommended Frequency: Once a year for those aged 40+, once every 3 years for those aged 18-39
  • For Individuals Aged: 18 and above
Colorectal Cancer
  • Screening Test: Stool Analysis
  • Recommended Frequency: Once a year for those aged 40+
  • For Individuals Aged: 40 and above
Breast Cancer
  • Screening Test: Screening Mammogram
  • Recommended Frequency: Once a year for those aged 40-49, once every 2 years for those aged 50+
  • For Individuals Aged: 40 and above
  • Note: Women aged 40-49 can screen for breast cancer annually, provided their doctor has discussed the benefits and limitations with them.
Cervical Cancer

Screening Test: Pap Test

  • Recommended Frequency: Once every 3 years for those aged 25-29
  • For Individuals Aged: 25-29

Screening Test: HPV Test

  • Recommended Frequency: Once every 5 years for those aged 30+
  • For Individuals Aged: 30 and above

Note: Only for women who have had sexual intercourse.

Benefits of Regular Health Screenings

  • Early Detection of Diseases: Many serious conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, can be detected early through routine screenings, often before symptoms appear. Early detection typically leads to more effective treatment.
  • Prevention of Health Problems: Screenings can identify risk factors for diseases, allowing individuals to take preventive measures to avoid developing these conditions.
  • Reduced Healthcare Costs: By catching diseases early or preventing them altogether, regular health screenings can lead to reduced medical expenses over time.
  • Increased Lifespan and Improved Quality of Life: Early detection and prevention of diseases can contribute to a longer, healthier life.
  • Peace of Mind: Regular screenings can provide reassurance for individuals, especially those with a family history of certain diseases.

Preparing for a Health Screening

Preparation for a health screening varies depending on the type of test being conducted. When you make an appointment, we will inform you on how you can prepare for your screening. Here are some general guidelines that can help ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of most screenings:

  • Understand the Purpose of the Screening: Knowing what the test is for and what it involves can help alleviate anxiety and ensure that you are adequately prepared.
  • Follow Specific Instructions: Some tests may require fasting or avoiding certain medications. Follow any specific instructions to ensure accurate results.
  • Provide a Complete Medical History: Inform us of any existing medical conditions, medications, and family medical history.
  • Wear Appropriate Clothing: Depending on the screening, you may need to wear clothing that is easy to remove or provides access to the area being tested.
  • Ask Questions: If you have any concerns or queries about the screening process, don’t hesitate to ask us.
  • Plan for Transportation and Support: Some screenings may require you to have someone with you, especially if sedation is involved. Arrange for transportation and support as needed.

Understanding Your Health Screening Results

Normal Results:

A normal result generally means that no signs of the disease or condition being tested for were found. You should continue regular screenings as recommended, as risk factors and health conditions can change over time. If you develop any symptoms before your next screening, make sure to contact your doctor.

Abnormal Results:

An abnormal result does not necessarily indicate a definitive diagnosis of illness. It may suggest the need for further testing or evaluation to understand the cause of the irregularity. Contact your doctor immediately, as earlier treatment can help prevent or delay complications.

Borderline or Inconclusive Results:

Sometimes, results fall into a grey area, not clearly normal or abnormal. In such cases, further monitoring, repeat testing, or additional tests could help clarify the results.

Follow-up Actions:

Depending on the screening outcomes, the next steps might include additional testing, lifestyle changes, medications, or other treatments.

Personal Health Record:

Keep a personal record of all health screenings and results. This helps in tracking changes over time and facilitates informed discussions with your doctor.

Screening Packages Test Panel


For $140, includes the following:

  • Haematology
  • Lipid Profile
  • Fasting Glucose / HbA1c
  • Kidney Function Test
  • Bone Mineral Status (Calcium, Phosphate)
  • Gout Screen
  • Rheumatoid Factor (RF)
  • Liver Profile
  • Urine Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio
  • Urine FEME & Stool Analysis
  • Hepatitis A Screen
  • Hepatitis B Screen
  • Thyroid Function Test
  • Tumour Marker AFP (Liver)
  • Tumour Marker CEA (Colon)

For $200, includes everything from the Basic package and others including:

  • Tumour Marker PSA (Prostrate)/CA125 (Ovary)
  • Tumour Marker CA 19.9 (Pancreas)
  • Tumour Marker EBV EA Ig (Nasopharynx)
  • HsCRP (C-Reactive Protein)

For $300, includes everything from the Basic and Deluxe packages, and others including:

  • Vitamin D
  • Anti-Helicobacter Pylori IgG

Add-ons for any Screening Packages

Subject to additional fees:

  • Ultrasound Test*: HPS (Hepato-Biliary System)*, KUB (Kidney-Ureter-Bladder)*, Pelvis*, Prostate*, Thyroid*
  • Tests for Female Only: Cervical Screening (Pap Smear & HPV Test), Ultrasound Breast & Mammogram*, Ultrasound Abdomen*
  • Others: Resting ECG, Treadmill ECG*, Bone Mineral Density*, Testosterone, GastroClear, Urea Breath Test

*These tests will be conducted at our appointed screening centres. Please consult our clinic staff for the locations of the screening centres.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I get health screenings?

The frequency of health screenings varies depending on age, gender, personal health history, and specific risk factors. Consult with your doctor for a schedule that’s tailored to your individual needs.

Are health screenings covered by insurance?

Many health screenings are covered by insurance, especially those considered as preventive care. Check with your insurance provider for coverage on a specific health screening.

Can I have health screenings if I have no symptoms?

Yes, health screenings are designed to detect problems before symptoms appear.

What should I do if I receive abnormal screening results?

Abnormal results do not always indicate a serious condition. Follow up with your doctor for further assessment and guidance.

Do I need to prepare for health screenings?

Some screenings may require specific preparations, such as fasting. We will give you instructions based on the type of screening.

Can lifestyle changes impact my health screening results?

Yes, lifestyle factors like diet, exercise, smoking, and alcohol use can affect the results of certain health screenings.

Are there risks associated with health screenings?

Most screenings are low-risk, but some can have risks, such as discomfort or exposure to low levels of radiation.

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