FAQ

FAQ

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The lifestyle and stresses of modern living or family medical history can have an adverse impact on your health by predisposing you to silent killers such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and cancers. Health screenings help you find out if you have a particular disease or condition even if you feel perfectly well, without any symptoms and/or signs of disease. Early detection, followed by prompt treatment can delay the onset of complications and results in better long term outcomes.

This is a personal decision based on your risk factors and previous screening results. Generally we recommend screening once every two years for those aged 40 and below, yearly screening for those aged 40 and above. For those aged 50 years and above, screening should be biannually.

A screening centre is where healthy people get their health screening done. It is focused on primary care. Unlike a hospital setting where the risk of cross infections are high due to the volume of ill patients, in a screening centre, you can be assured that this risk is negated.

Brighton Healthcare provides various services through an advanced computerized system. Our fully automated process completes a health screening, covering xx items and a report issued within xx hours, with utmost confidentiality.

If your screening results are normal, you should continue to go for regular screening at the recommended frequency because screening only detects health conditions that are present at the time of screening. If you develop signs or symptoms after your screening, please see your doctor – do not wait for your next screening appointment.

If your screening results are abnormal, you should follow-up with your doctor immediately even if you feel perfectly well.   Early detection, followed by prompt treatment can delay the onset of complications and results in better long term outcomes.

Yes. Most diseases are asymptomatic and without routine screening, it is undetectable in earlier stages. With screening, there is an opportunity for early detection and to halt the disease progress at the initial stage. Hence, it is important for you to go for regular screening tests at the recommended frequency.

In most circumstances, your obstetrician/gynaecologist would have conducted the appropriate tests for you. Please consult them to find out if a health screening is necessary for you.

The screening will be conducted by a team of certified and experienced medical professionals consisting of a General Physician, Consultant Cardiologist, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Officer, Sonographer, Nurses, Radiographer and Laboratory Technologists.

Yes. A lot of diseases can be detected from the results obtained through screening tests before you notice any changes in your body. With earlier detection, one can start making diet and lifestyle changes before it progresses too far where medication comes into the picture.

Health Screening

  • Fast 8-10 hours prior to appointment (no food or beverage intake from 12midnight, with the exception of plain water)
  • Postpone your routine morning medication until your blood sample is taken (except anti-hypertensive drugs).
  • For ladies, pap smear, urine and stool tests should be done seven days after the last day of menstruation as the presence of blood in these tests would produce inaccurate results.

Exercise Stress Test

  • Please bring along your exercise shoes and attire.
  • Do not smoke on the day of your appointment.
  • Avoid having a heavy meal before treadmill. A light meal is advisable 2-4 hours before testing, to be taken without any butter, cream, caffeine or alcohol.
  • Do inform our staff during registration if you experience chest pain / discomfort / tightness or if you have undergone balloon angioplasty, stenting and bypass surgery.
  • If you are on medications such as beta-blockers (e.g. propranolol or atenolol), please consult your doctor whether to stop the medications before the test date.

Ultrasound

  • Fasting is mandatory for patients who will be taking the ultrasound upper abdomen.
  • Avoid urinating for about one hour prior to ultrasound pelvis. Patients will be required to drink several glasses of water to ensure the bladder is full.

X-ray

  • Please inform our staff during registration if you are pregnant, or suspected to be pregnant.

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