This foundation level assessment is also offered as an interim Check-Up between Ultimate Check-Ups and for those who are unable to undergo MRI scans.
The Essential Check-Up takes approximately 4½ hours and includes ultrasound examinations, echocardiogram, resting and exercise ECG, spirometry, over 40 different blood tests, urine analysis, eyes and ears testing and one to one consultations with the Preventicum doctors including a same day results consultation.
- Detailed physical examination with a Preventicum doctor
- Vital observations
height, weight, BMI, resting heart rate, blood pressure
- Over 40 blood tests and urine analysis
We will perform extensive blood and urine analysis in order to check the most important parameters. Over 40 different tests are measured on the blood sample, including a full cholesterol profile, liver tests, kidney tests, a full blood count and PSA on men over 50.
- Hearing test
- Tonometry (Glaucoma/eye test)
This is a non invasive ultrasound examination using high-frequency sound waves to create detailed pictures of your heart. We will be looking at the structure and function of your heart including the valves. We can record dynamic changes within this moving organ to see how the heart is managing the blood flow around the body.
- Resting and exercise ECG
ECG is used in diagnosing some heart abnormalities. Exercise ECG can help to show if there is a possibility of significant coronary artery disease.
- Spirometry (lung function test)
The spirometry test is used to determine lung function and to detect lung disease.
- Body Composition Analyser
The InBody 720 is now forms part of all our Check-Ups and, provides very accurate in-depth results in less than 2 minutes. Using 6 frequencies and analysing 5 body segments, we can obtain a detailed, highly accurate map of body composition using 30 impedance measurements. Visceral fat which is the fat around the central organs can also be measured and this is the most medically relevant type of fat as it can increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. The Oedema Index is also measured which shows water balance and can help in determining some diseases. Lastly, dual segmental muscle graphs show the tissue composition and symmetry of each body segment (upper/lower body and limbs). The feedback we have received since introducing the analyser has been excellent and it is proving very popular as it provides instant feedback to our clients with accurate results that can be trended over time.
- Ultrasound examinations
We scan the carotoid arteries, liver, gallbladder, billary tree, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, urinary bladder, uterus and ovaries in women and the prostate in men.