Preparations

All medical records, recent x-ray, laboratory results, current medication

~ Letter of Guarantee from an approved company

~ NRIC or Birth Certificate (if under 15 years of age)

~ Employment Pass/Work Permit

~ Passport (Non-residents)

~ Fasting is required from midnight before the day of your Health Screening appointment.

~ No food or beverages are allowed during the fast, however, plain water is allowed

~ The purpose of fasting is to achieve accurate results for your blood tests for glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides.

~ Please help yourself to the light refreshments provided once your blood has been drawn by our nurse and/or after completing your ultrasound abdomen examination.

~ It is advisable to book your appointment around Day 10 – 14 of your menstrual cycle. This is about one week after your last day of menstruation.

~ If you are menstruating on the day of your appointment, please inform the nurses on arrival. You will not be able to do your urine and stool tests, as well as the Pap Smear as the presence of blood in these tests would produce inaccurate results.

~ This test takes about 45 minutes to an hour excluding waiting time.

~ Please bring along your jogging attire and shoes for this test. Should you forget, jogging shoes are provided at our Clinic.

~ Avoid having a heavy meal before undergoing this test.

~ If you are on any heart medication, please inform our staff / treadmill nurse before she starts the treadmill test.

~ Please to avoid any caffeinated drink prior to coming for stress test.

~ The duration of each ultrasound is about 30 – 45 minutes excluding waiting time.

~ You will be asked to lie on a scanning couch.

~ A special gel is smeared onto the area to be examined. This gel will not stain and can be wiped off easily.

~ A probe will be moved over the area of examination. There should be no pain or discomfort.

~ Do not take any food at least four hours before the examination.

~ If you are a smoker, please refrain from smoking on the day of your appointment until after your ultrasound has been completed.

~ Morning Appointment – No breakfast at all please.

~ Afternoon Appointment – You may have a very light breakfast but no lunch please.

~ You may have food or drink before the examination.

~ You are required to drink at least 5 – 10 cups of water, as a full bladder is necessary for this examination

~ Do not empty your bladder until after your ultrasound has been completed.

~ X-Rays are not recommended for anyone who is pregnant or who has done a similar x-ray less than 6 months ago.
~ Please avoid this examination if you are, or you suspect that you are pregnant.

~ Please do not use talcum powder or deodorant before your examination.

~ Please bring along previous mammogram films (if any).

~ For best mammogram results, please arrange for your examination approximately one week after your last day of menstruation