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    In-House Blood Tests

Our clinic utilizes a state-of-the-art Point-Of-Care (POC) clinical chemistry analyzer (Samsung LABGEO PT10) to provide fast and accurate diagnosis with test results available within 7 minutes.

How is the test done?

With just a simple finger prick (instead of the usual venous puncture in the arm), a few drops of blood (70ul) is inserted into a multi-parameter testing cartridge and subjected to an automated testing process that is calibrated using our partner labs.

The results are ready within 7 minutes. Our doctor will review the results and a summarized report of your blood test will be provided and explained to you during your review.

What test results can be obtained from this finger-prick blood test?

The following blood results are obtained with 1 single finger prick:

  • Fasting blood cholesterol
  1. Total Cholesterol (TC)
  2. High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL/Good Cholesterol)
  3. Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL/Bad Cholesterol)
  4. Triglycerides (Bad Cholesterol)
  • Fasting blood sugar – for diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus
  • Glycosylated hemoglobin (Hba1c) – for assessment of blood sugar control
  • Renal function test (Creatinine) – for assessment of kidney function
  • Liver function test
  1. Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)
  2. Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)
  3. Gamma-Glutamyl-Transferase (GGT)

Benefits of this test

There are many clinical and logistical benefits of performing this in-house finger prick blood test.

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    Clinical Benefits
  • Diagnosis of hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus and kidney failure which are strong risk factors for the development of heart disease, heart attack, stroke and sudden cardiac death
  • Assessment of the efficacy of lifestyle modifications and/or medications in controlling high cholesterol and diabetes mellitus.
  • Evaluating the presence of side-effects to medications (eg liver impairment with statin therapy or renal impairment with high blood pressure medications).
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    Logistical Benefits
  • No need for travel to another location for the test (all done in the clinic).
  • Results known within 7 minutes (no need for repeat visits).
  • Copy of results will be given to you after the consultation.

Who will benefit from this test?

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    Patients with no risk factors for heart disease
  • Screening should start at age 35 for men and 45 for women.
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    Patients with risk factors for heart disease
  • Screening should start at age 20 for both men and women if the following risk factors for heart disease are present:
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic smoking
  • Family history of high cholesterol or diabetes mellitus
  • Family history of premature heart disease
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      Patients with  heart disease
    • Our doctor will use the results of the tests to further optimize your cardiac status, adjust the medications if needed and to remove unnecessary medications which may be causing more harm than good.

    How to prepare for the test?

    • For accurate results, you will need to fast for at least 8 hours and not more than 16 hours before your blood test.
    • Fasting includes :
    1. No eating
    2. No drinking except plain water
    3. No smoking
    4. It is good to drink 2-3 glasses of plain water while you are fasting so that you do not become dehydrated.
    5. You should continue to take your medications (except diabetic medications) unless your doctor has advised otherwise.
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      Comprehensive General Blood/Urine/Stool Tests

    Definition

    This very comprehensive blood, urine and stool test panel combines multiple screening tests into one package.

    What are the benefits of this test?

    Over 100 clinical parameters are analysed to provide you with information on a broad spectrum of physiological functions of your body so as to detect common treatable disorders before any symptoms are noticed.

    What are the components of this test package?

    • Lipid (Cholesterol) Profile
    • Diabetes Mellitus Profile
    • Liver Profile
    • Bone and Joint Profile
    • Kidney Profile
    • Hepatitis Profile
    • Venereal Disease Profile
    • Thyroid Function
    • Tumor Markers
    • Hematology Profile
    • Blood Grouping
    • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
    • Urine Analysis/Chemistry/Microscopy
    • Stool for Occult Blood

    Who will benefit from this test?

    Patients seeking to have better understanding of their health and empower themselves to make changes which will improve the duration and quality of their life.

    How to prepare for the test

    • For accurate results, you will need to fast for at least 8 hours and not more than 16 hours before your blood test.
    • Fasting includes :
    • No eating
    • No drinking except plain water
    • No smoking
    • It is good to drink 2-3 glasses of plain water while you are fasting so that you do not become dehydrated.
    • You should continue to take your medications (except diabetic medications) unless your doctor has advised otherwise.
    • You will be asked to provide stool and urine samples which can be collected at home the same morning before coming for the fasting blood test.

    How does the doctor use this test to treat me?

    Upon completion of this test, you will receive a detailed individualized medical report. Our doctor will review the results and provide you with suitable recommendations based on your health profile.

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