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12-Lead Resting Electrocardiogram

This assesses the electrical activity of the heart and diagnoses conditions such as ishaemic heart disease.

Abdominal Ultrasound

A comprehensive examination of the hepato-billary system (internal organs) including the liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas and kidneys.

Chest X-Ray

This radiological test enables us to assess heart size and diagnose diseases of the lungs including lung cancer and tuberculosis.

CT Bone Densitometry

Measurement of bone density. To detect osteoporosis which is a condition that features loss of the normal density of bone and fragile bone.

Eye & Ear Screening

Visual acuity and color vision will be assessed. Auroscopy will be used to exclude ear disease and to assess hearing.

Mammogram (Ladies ≥ 40 years old)

A radiological investigation which enables early detection of breast cancer. Mammograms are recommended for ladies aged 40 and above.

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is the gold standard for making the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. It is still commonly used for diagnosing gestational diabetes. With an oral glucose tolerance test, the person fasts overnight (at least 8 but not more than 16 hours). Then first, the fasting plasma glucose is tested. After this test, the person receives 75 grams of glucose (100 grams for pregnant women). Usually, the glucose is in a sweet-tasting liquid that the person drinks. Blood samples are taken up to four times to measure the blood glucose.

Pelvic Examination and Pap Smear (For Ladies)

The pap smear involves a painless scraping from the cervix, which is screening for malignancy. This is the gold standard of picking up cervical cancer.

Retina Camera Test

A photograph of the retina is taken to screen for retina detachment or diabetic eye complications.

Spirometry

This measures lung volume and gives us indication of the lung functions. This is especially helpful for patients who have chronic conditions such as asthma, bronchitis or who are heavy smokers.

Tonometry

Eye ball pressure testing is a specialised eye test, essential for the early detection of glaucoma.

Treadmill ECG (Cardiac Stress Test)

This is a gold standard in detecting silent ischaemic heart disease by assessing electrical activity of the heart.

Ultrasound of Breasts (Ladies < 40 years old)

This technique uses high frequency sound waves with no radiation involved. Recommended for younger women aged below 40 years due to breasts being denser and fuller milk glands.

Ultrasound of Pelvis

To detect fibroids, cancer of the uterus and ovaries, ovarian cysts and endometriosis.

Ultrasound Prostate

A radiological test which assesses the prostate gland for unusual growth and disease. This test is recommended for male above the age of 50 years old.

Urea Breath Test

The urea breath test (UBT) is a test for diagnosing the presence of a bacterium, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in the stomach. H. pylori cause inflammation, ulcers, and atrophy of the stomach. The test also may be used to demonstrate that H. pylori have been eliminated by treatment with antibiotics.