Blood Profile Screening.

Excess cholesterol can accumulate and form deposits called plaques on artery walls (hardening of the arteries). As plaques continue to grow, blood flow may slow or even stop. This can increase the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and strokes (1).

Blood glucose is measured with HbA1c which assess glycemic status, reflecting 90 days of glycemic control and does not require fasting. Elevate blood glucose can signify impaired glucose control due to diabetes and lead to other complications such as damage to nerves, blood vessels and organs (2).

No doctors referrals are necessary with results provided on the spot in as little as 15 minutes.

Screening of blood lipids is an important health education tool we however do recommend that you discuss your results with your doctor. Advice and recommendations will be given on how to use physical activity to improve your health and wellbeing.

* Capillary blood finger prick point of care testing will be used for instant screening purpose only

(1) Di Mascio R, Marchioli R, Tognoni G: Cholesterol Reduction and Stroke Occurrence: An Overview of Randomized Clinical Trials. Cerebrovasc Dis 2000;10:85-92

(2) Saudek CD, Brick JC. The Clinical Use of Hemoglobin A1c. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2009;3(4):629-634.

Our services for Blood Profile Screening

Blood Glucose Screening
Blood Glucose Screening

Blood glucose screening with HbA1c gives rapid results (under 10mins) that can then be discussed with your doctor to the appropriate treatment plan.

 

HbA1c can give you a picture of your average blood sugar level over the past 2-3months which can be used to identify prediabetes or diabetes, monitor how well the treatment is working over time (3).

Tests include:

  • Measure of fasting blood glucose (GLU)

(3) Bennett, C.M., Guo, M. and Dharmage, S.C. (2007), HbA1c as a screening tool for detection of Type 2 diabetes: a systematic review. Diabetic Medicine, 24: 333-343.

Blood Lipid Profile Screening
Blood Lipid Profile Screening

Knowing your blood lipids levels are important as they are an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (4). Once screened we recommend that you discuss these results with your doctor.

 

Tests include:

  • Total cholesterol

  • Triglycerides

  • HDL and LDL

(4) Screening for increased cardiometabolic risk in primary care: a systematic review. Corine den Engelsen, Paula S Koekkoek, Merijn B Godefrooij, Mark G Spigt, Guy E Rutten. British Journal of General Practice 2014; 64 (627): e616-e626.

Full Blood Profile Package
Full Blood Profile Package

Since both blood glucose and blood lipids can be improved with physical activity we can discuss with you how to implement more physical activity into your lifestyle to reduce your diabetes or cardiovascular disease risk.

Tests include:

  • Measure of fasting blood glucose (GLU)

  • Total cholesterol

  • Triglycerides

  • HDL and LDL