Information on Health Checkups
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Basic preparations before health checkups
  • To avoid inaccuracies in checkup results, please ensure that you have sufficient sleep. A few days before the appointment, do not consume oily food or food that are difficult to digest, do not drink or take any drugs that are detrimental to the lung or kidney functions.
  • Checkups are performed on an empty stomach to ensure accurate test results. The requirement of an empty stomach is: Eat and drink as normal a day before the test. A bland diet and plenty of rest is recommended. Do not consume alcoholic drinks, caffeine, or tea. On the morning of the checkup, the person must fast, allowing only a small amount of water consumption. Relax and avoid strenuous exercise for the most accurate results.
  • X-rays during pregnancy may harm the baby's health, and therefore must be avoided. Same applies to suspicions of pregnancy.
  • Avoid urine tests or female examinations during menstrual periods. The test can be conducted afterwards.
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Blood Checks
  • Do not eat or drink at least 8 hours prior to a blood test.
  • Persons with haemophobia must inform phlebotomists for safety precautions.
  • Apply pressure on the needle mark for 3-5 minutes after a blood test.
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X-ray Screenings
  • Avoid wearing jewelries such as earrings, necklaces etc.
  • Avoid carrying coins or metallic substances in in pockets.
  • No photography is allowed in radiation rooms after screenings to avoid interruptions.
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Ultrasound Examinations
  • Do not eat or drink at least 8 hours prior to upper abdominal examinations (bladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, and kidney).
  • Pelvis, prostate and bladder examinations require a full bladder, hence please ensure appropriate water intake.
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Blood pressure and ECG examinations
  • Blood pressure: Before blood pressure measurements, avoid strenuous exercise.
  • ECG: Must be conducted when the person is at peace.
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Bodily Fluid Sample Collections
Fresh samples of bodily fluids including urine, stool, secretion, semen etc., are required for examination to avoid chemical contaminations, thus affecting results.
  • Stool and urine samples: Collect stool and urine sample in a sterile container. Please note that only midstream urine should be collected, with the container half-filled before testing. Upon stool collection, please select a peanut sized sample from different parts of the stool, and place it in the box for testing.
  • Secretion samples: Secretion samples including vaginal secretions usually used for routine examinations and chlamydia tests, are collected by medical staff under normal circumstances.
  • Sexual activity is prohibited 3 days prior to semen tests. Semen samples must be sent to the medical laboratory immediately upon collection.

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