A general checkup will include doctor’s notes on personal, family medical history, allergies along with height, weight measurement, blood pressure checkup and any symptoms you might have. These health related observations will also assist in the delivery of the services and to omit any test from the checkup package if required.
Blood, urine and stool tests in the laboratory detect any disturbances in the chemical levels in your body. Several tests are done, each for its specific purpose:
For detailed assessment of vital parameters of blood.
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a relatively simple, inexpensive, non-specific test that has been used for many years to help detect inflammation associated with conditions such as infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases
Urine Test (Routine & Micro) :
For detecting infections or any other abnormality in the kidneys and urinary tract.
Blood Sugar (Fasting & Post Meal) :
For detecting blood sugar levels. Essential in detecting diabetes.
Glycosylated hemoglobin is a form of hemoglobin that is measured primarily to identify the three month average plasma glucose concentration. The test is limited to a three month average because the life span of a red blood cell is three months.
Blood Urea & Serum Creatinine :
For assessing the performance of the kidneys.
SGPT, SGOT, Serum Bilirubin :
For assessing the performance of the liver.
Serum Calcium :
A blood calcium test is ordered to screen for, diagnose, and monitor a range of conditions relating to the bones, heart, nerves, kidneys, and teeth. Hypocalcemia is an electrolyte imbalance and is indicated by a low level of calcium in the blood. It is important for normal muscle and nerve function too.
For analysis of the good and bad cholesterol levels in the blood as they are a good indicator for the condition of your heart. The results of this test can identify certain genetic diseases and can determine approximate risks for cardiovascular disease, certain forms of pancreatitis, and other diseases
Thyroid Profile :
Thyroid profile generally indicates testing of TSH, T3 and T4 to assess the functioning of thyroid glands. These blood tests check the levels of the chemicals (hormones) made by thyroid gland, which is found in the neck. They act as messengers, affecting cells and tissues in distant parts of the body. Thyroid hormones affect the body’s metabolic rate and the levels of certain materials in the blood. Thyroid function tests mainly diagnose an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) and an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
Australia Antigen (HBsAg) :
Australia Antigen (HBsAg) is the surface antigen of hepatitis B virus and it indicates Hepatitis B infection.
Vitamin B 12:
For assessing the levels as its deficiency can lead to abnormal functioning of the brain, nervous systems and in the formation of blood.
It plays an important role in maintaining proper bone structure, and also for conditions of heart and blood vessels, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It is also used for diabetes, obesity, muscle weakness, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and tooth and gum disease.
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA - for men above 45 years):
For assessing protein produced by prostate gland, which may get elevated in blood due to cancer cells and enlarged or inflamed prostate glands in men. Early detection leads to appropriate and timely treatment.
A stool analysis is a series of tests done on a stool (feces) sample to help diagnose certain conditions affecting the digestive tract. These conditions can include infection (such as from parasites, viruses, or bacteria), poor nutrient absorption.
Chest X-Ray :
A simple procedure that scans the lungs and heart for diseases or irregularities.
Electro Cardiogram (ECG) :
An ECG maps the electrical activity of the heart. It is indicative of the condition of blood supply of the heart.
2D Echo Cardiography :
It is a detailed analysis of the heart on various parameters such as valves, heart chambers, cardiac capacity, congenital defects etc.
A stress test, is commonly suggested test to check number of heart problems, e.g. identify abnormal heart rhythms, check the flow of blood as you get more active, presence of coronary artery disease, develop sage exercise programs etc.
Total Body Fat Percentage / BMI :
It gives you the percentage of fat present in your body. An analysis of this is helpful in determining obesity level.
A consultation for women regarding contraception, conception and pregnancy and self-testing for the presence of certain diseases.
Ultrasonography of Abdomen & Pelvis:
This helps to determine the abnormal condition of abdominal organs & detect stones and inflammation of the liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas and kidneys.
Critical in detection of cervical cancer, which is completely curable if detected early. Pap Smear is done to obtain complete evaluation of the pelvic area.
Pulmonary Lung Function:
Breathing exercises that check lung capacity during inhalation and exhalation.
Mammograms can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. This type of mammogram is called screening mammogram. Screening mammograms usually involve two x-ray pictures, of each breast. The x-ray images make it possible to detect tumors that cannot be felt.
Conducted to detect and diagnose any lumps in the breasts, which could be cancerous.
A routine eye checkup to check vision and health of the eyes.
Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD):
Helps in assessing bone loss (Osteoporosis), which is the main reason for fragile bones that fracture easily.
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan:
Noninvasive method of detecting a range of ailments with high accuracy, reliability and speed using x-rays.
CT Calcium Scoring:
A non-invasive procedure to obtain information about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries due to a build-up of fat or other substances.
CT Coronary Angiography (Heart):
’Angio’ means blood vessels and ‘graphy’ means study. The test is noninvasive test and take pictures of the heart in quick succession of 0.4 seconds and use them to construct a 3-D image. It pin-points blockages of the vessels, if any.
Carotid artery that carries blood to brain gets narrowed due to plague formation. This screening helps in detecting such obstruction and can prevent complication such as stroke.
Diet Advise :
A dietician will guide you with any change in your eating habits in view of your health problems, and what good and bad various foods do to ones health.
Doctor's Counselling :
A final assessment of all your test reports by an experienced doctor which includes analysis of your test results and further recommendations as to further care, treatment, consultations and followup.
The CT angiography test listed in the Indus Optima package is recommended for people above the age of 35 years.
CT scanning is not recommended for pregnant and nursing women and will not be done.
Some of the tests will not be conducted if the person reports any medical contraindications or has a known history of allergy to certain dyes being used in some tests.
Chest x-ray may not be done on women who have missed their menstrual period because radiation can be harmful to the fetus in the first trimester and pregnancy is unlikely to be detected before 5 weeks of gestational age.
If the customer refuses to undergo certain tests for any reason whatsoever, then these tests will not be done again and are nontransferable.