The biggest benefit of health check-up is awareness- for both you and your doctor. This helps your doctor detect unhealthy trends in your body. Also, in the long run, it can help reduce your healthcare bills. At Apollo Clinic, we offer numerous health screening packages to suit your needs. Quick Check Whole Body is one such package that is a comprehensive package to screen for major health conditions and covers the following tests:
Haemogram - This broad screening test is used to check the body for different diseases and infections in the body. Through this, our medical practitioners test to see your Hemoglobin, Packed cell volume, Red Blood Cell (RBC) count, Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC), Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) and Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH), Total White Blood Cell (WBC)/ Differential Count, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR), Peripheral Smear, Platelet Count.
Biochemical Parameters - This test helps medical practitioners gauge the current state of the patient’s internal processes, and includes tests for diabetes like Fasting & 2-hour postprandial blood sugar (PP), S. Urea and S. Creatinine, S. Uric Acid and HbA1c.
HbA1C - The Hemoglobin A1c or HbA1c test tells you the average level of blood sugar over a prolonged period such as 2-3 months. This test is used to diagnose diabetes and also to monitor if your glucose is within levels. When glucose in your blood builds up, it binds to the haemoglobin in red blood cells (RBCs). The HbA1c test measures how much glucose is bound. As the life of an RBC is about three months, the test shows the average level of glucose in your blood over three months. There is no specific preparation required for this test. A sample of your blood will be drawn either from a vein or by pricking a finger and tested. Higher the result of your HbA1c test, higher would be the glucose levels. HbA1c levels of 5.7-6.4% indicate pre-diabetes, levels over 6.5% confirms diabetes and levels between 4-5.6% mean no diabetes.
Lipid Profile - A Lipid Profile or Complete Cholesterol test is used to measure the amount of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat that your body needs to function properly; triglycerides, too, is a type of fat. However, too much of these can lead to diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. This test can be prescribed for screening and to monitor treatment progress. To prepare for this test, you may be asked to fast for 9-12 hours before the test. During the test, a sample of your blood is drawn and tested. The results will mention your levels for total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and triglycerides along with normal levels. If your levels are outside of the normal range, it indicates a higher risk of diabetes and other diseases.
Liver Function Test: As part of the health check-up package, Apollo’s Quick Check Master also includes a list of tests to test the status of the patient’s liver. This includes Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, SGPT & SGOT, Alkaline, Phosphatase, GGTP , Bilirubin-Total & Indirect, S. Bilirubin
General Tests: In order to check the patient’s overall health, other tests such as complete urine analysis, Stool test, ECG (Resting), X-Ray of the chest, Ultra-sonogram of the abdomen (screening only), Pap smear (For women), Gynaecological consultation for women, Cardiac Stress test, Echo Cardiogram, Pulmonary function test, Diet counselling, Cardiac Consultation, Eye, ENT & Dental Consultation, S. Calcium & Phosphorous, S.electrolytes, HbsAg, TSH , Mammography for Women and PSA for Men may also be conducted.
At Apollo Clinic, we follow stringent protocols to ensure that all samples and test results are collected and handled with utmost professionalism.