CONSIDERING FOR A MASTER HEALTH CHECKUP?
There are several measures you can consider to prepare for a master health checkup. Your doctor will be providing a list of pre-test preparations associated with this checkup to aid optimal effectiveness as it is crucial to look out for any abnormalities and to discuss such suspicions before a checkup. The procedure involves complete blood profile, kidney profile, lipid profile, liver function tests, etc.
Prior Prep Up for Master Health Checkup (Pre-test checklist)
Some of the tests in the package require fasting. Schedule your appointment for the morning and make sure you do not consume food, tea, coffee, or tobacco before giving your sample. The night before the test, eat a light meal, before 8:00 PM. Always wear masks and maintain social distancing at the centre for your safety.
Clinical History assessment – Did you opt for such tests earlier, due to a health condition? Were there specific care instructions about the frequency of such tests? It may be a good idea to consult your treating clinician who may recommend more tests. You may also be asked about your family’s clinical health history to identify any hereditary impact on diseases or suspicions.
Lifestyle check – As your lifestyle routine can have a significant impact on health, your doctor might ask several queries regarding work-life balance, your living conditions, and level of body activity.
Test Sample collection – You can proceed with the test sample collection, by visiting our sample collection bays at Mapmygenome test centres currently established at Madhapur and
Kukatpally. You can also avail the advantage of home sample collection within 15 km radius to any of our collection centres.
Tests Included In Our Master Health Checkup
Complete Blood Profile (CBP)
(Haemoglobin, Total RBC Count, Platelet count, Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Eosinophils, monocytes, Basophils, MCV, MCH, MCHC)
Complete Blood Profile is an analysis of components of a blood cell – investigating morphology, number and maturity in blood volume. Recent studies link lower counts of lymphocytes (lymph forming cell) and eosinophils (White Blood Cell) to prolonged COVID-19 infection.
(Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, VLDL, LDL cholesterol, Tot. CHOL/HDL, LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio, Non HDL cholesterol)
Lipid aids in the production of hormones, Vitamin D, and substances that help digest foods. This test covers all 4 types of lipid found in your body (LDL, HDL, triglycerides, and cholesterol). Very low density lipoprotein is a type of bad cholesterol. The increased levels of Cholesterol is known to be linked to increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Liver Function Test
(Total Bilirubin, SGOT, SGPT)
Hepatic panels aka LFT provide information about the state of a patient’s liver – screen for liver functions, check for levels of enzymes, progression of any diseases, severity of liver diseases, etc. It covers ALT/SGPT, AST/SGOT, Bilirubin and Alkaline Phosphatase. A normal healthy liver responds better to drugs used in treatment, as it helps in metabolising them.
(Serum creatine, Uric acid, Blood Urea Nitrogen, BUN/Creatinine ratio, Urea/Creatinine ratio)
It’s the most common test to check for any kidney malfunctions as it assesses how well your kidneys are purifying the blood by filtering out waste and excess fluid like Creatinine, Uric Acid, and Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) produced and filtered when the body breaks down proteins. The diagnosis helps find any symptoms of kidney diseases, side effects of drugs that may include kidney damage, altered kidney function, etc.
HbA1c or glycated haemoglobin develops when the protein carrying oxygen ‘haemoglobin’ within red blood cells combines with glucose in the blood, becoming ‘glycated’. By measuring HbA1c, clinicians can get an overview of the average levels of blood sugar in your body over a span of weeks/months. Diabetic people with high HbA1c are more likely to develop diabetes-associated complications.
The test is done to screen and diagnose thyroid disorders. Generally advised if you have symptoms of hyperthyroidism (weight loss, nervousness, etc.) or hypothyroidism (weight gain, fatigue, and cold intolerance).
Immunoglobulin G (IgG)
An aid to identifying individuals’ adaptive immune response to COVID-19 virus infections by ruling out the presence/absence of IgG antibodies, which are usually produced after 7-14 days of infections – indicating recent or prior infections.
Benefits of a Master Health Checkup
A master health checkup is essentially recommended annually for every adult over 25 years of age. Having this test done periodically can help you live a significantly longer, healthier, and happier life. Many of these diagnostic procedures are currently available at your doorsteps.
The main reasons to choose master health checkup are as follows:
- For an overview of your overall health – Doctors can review your medical records and correlate findings with your clinical history and advise appropriate recommendations to help manage your health better. Having a precise medical record is important for future reference, should you develop any health conditions.
- For early detection of illness related signs – The tests included in this checkup can help identify an illness at its onset. Your doctor can use this information to recommend lifestyle changes and treatment options that can improve outcomes and nip the health problem in the bud.
- For maintaining a healthier lifestyle – The test report gives you a complete assessment of your overall health as well as suggest recommendations for lifestyle changes that would help avoid any future health issues.
Get the complete picture of your body functionalities and preventable risks with a single Master health Check-up package. We assess all these conditions using thorough test procedures that follow quality protocols.
Visit https://mapmygenome.in/health-and-wellness-screening-package for further clarifications and queries related to the test or other brief concerns about health & wellness requisites. You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800-102-4595.
About the Author
Sreeraj Rajeev is a Medical Biotechnologist, alumnus of Universita degli Studi di Siena, Tuscany, Italy, and Junior Product Manager at Mapmygenome. He is a vagabond with a love of fine arts and performing arts, photographer, musician, adrenaline seeker, culinary expert and an amateur wine connoisseur. He believes in the eternal verity of life: What you seek is seeking you!