9 Basic Health Screening Tests Everyone Should Get Done Regularly

9 Basic Health Screening Tests Everyone Should Get Done Regularly

Regular full body health checkups are important for everyone - across all age groups. Your checkup reports can help in detecting a disease before it becomes a risk to your life. Annual health checkups aid in early detection of fatal lifestyle diseases - finding out about such health conditions at an early stage decreases the severity and treatment invasion. Not only that, it also helps in reducing complications and costs incurred during the treatment.

These are the basic health screening tests that you can get done regularly, at a gap of three or six months to ensure you are able to keep your body fit.

1. Hemogram or Complete Blood Count (CBC)

It comprises a routine blood count test for measuring the component levels of every major blood cell in your body.

Sr. No What CBC checks for What can abnormal levels indicate
1 Red Blood Cells Lack of enough blood cells
2 White Blood Cells Nutritional deficiencies (vitamin B6/B12)
3 Platelets @Inflammations
4 Hemoglobin Heart diseases
5 Mean Corpuscular Volume Iron deficiency
6 Hematocrit Infections
    Arthritis

2. Lipid Profile)

They are a panel of blood tests for finding out the levels and abnormalities in the body lipids, like cholesterol and triglycerides.

Sr. No What Lipid Profile checks for What can abnormal levels indicate
1 High-density lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol Heart disease
2 Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol Risk of heart attack
3 Triglycerides Stroke
4 Total cholesterol Heart diseases
5 Mean Corpuscular Volume Monitoring body’s response to treatment
    Pancreatitis
    Hypothyroidism

3. Diabetes Panel

They are also a panel of blood tests for detecting the sugar levels and possible prediabetes and diabetes.

Sr. No What Diabetes Panel checks for What can abnormal levels indicate
1 HbA1c (Glycated Hemoglobin) Comprehensive assessment of blood sugar levels
2 Fasting Blood Sugar Test Diagnosing diabetes
3 Glucose Tolerance Test Detecting prediabetes condition
4 Random Blood Sugar Test Monitoring diabetes treatment

4. Thyroid Panel

This set of blood tests evaluate the performance of your thyroid - the way it is producing or reacting to hormones.

Sr. No What Thyroid Panel checks for What can abnormal levels indicate
1 Triiodothyronine (T3) Low levels of protein
2 Thyroxine (T4) Thyroid growth disorders
3 Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) Abnormal levels of testosterone or estrogen

5. Liver Panel

These blood tests check for substances produced by the liver like enzymes, proteins, etc.

Sr. No What Liver Panel checks for What can abnormal levels indicate
1 Albumin Fatty liver
2 Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) Hepatitis
3 Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) Liver cirrhosis,
4 Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) Bone metabolic disorders
5 Bilirubin  

6. Essential Nutrients

Blood tests are done to check for the levels of minerals and vitamins in the body. They are required in adequate amounts for optimal functioning of the body.

Sr. No What Nutrients Test checks for What can abnormal levels indicate
1 Vitamins High blood pressure
2 Minerals Diabetes
3 Antioxidants Osteoporosis
    Osteoporosis
    Toxicity

7. Electrolytes Panel

Basic blood tests for measuring the levels of mineral compounds in the bloodstream.

Sr. No What Electrolytes Panel checks for What can abnormal levels indicate
1 Sodium Malnutrition
2 Magnesium Dehydration
3 Potassium Hormonal imbalances
4 Chloride Seizures

8. Bone Mineral Test (BMT)

For checking bone health and diagnosing the risk of developing bone related problems.

Sr. No What BMT checks for What can abnormal levels indicate
1 Bone health Bone damage
2 Bone marrow Fracture
3 Calcium content Weakened skeletal structure

9. Cancer Screening

Various tests for detecting cancers in women and men at their early stages.

Sr. No What Cancer Screening checks for What can abnormal levels indicate
1 Mammogram Breast cancer in women
2 Pap Smear Cervical cancer in women
3 Prostate specific antigen (PSA) Prostate cancer in men

Why should you choose to invest in Prevention

Just like you get regular maintenance done for your car, health checkups are maintenance for your health, body and mind. Regular full body health checkups are essential for a healthy, happy and longer life - they enable you to take control of your health by giving you crucial information about your body. This information described in your annual health report helps you modify your lifestyle and plan a treatment process with your doctor. Book your full body health checkup package at an Indus Health Plus center.

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