Onsite Health Screening FAQ
Onsite Health Screening
Generally, a fast of 8 hours is necessary when there are tests for cholesterol and blood glucose. Drinking of plain water is encouraged.
You may continue to take your medication for chronic diseases (e.g hypertension, cholesterol), only omit your diabetic medication until you have had your breakfast.
Please refer to the recommended health screening guidelines. You are encouraged to refer to this list when making your selection.
If you require any opinions, pre-screening consultation with our doctors is available via our Minmed Connect mobile app.
It is important that you select your health screening tests with appropriate guidelines, information and advice available. You can still discuss your selection with our team during your health screening.
More information on the tests can be found here.
You do not have to delay your health screening because of a recent infection.
Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after an infection and the results can be read in the context of a recent infection. Complications from a COVID-19 infection may also be detected and should be followed up. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had COVID-19 in the last 1 month.
Chest X-ray: May show infective changes when done after a recent COVID-19 infection and abnormalities should be followed up.
Pap Smear: Not necessary to wait
Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : Not necessary to wait
You do not have to delay your health screening because of a recent COVID-19 vaccination.
Blood tests: Some inflammatory markers may be elevated after a vaccination and the results can be read in the context of a recent vaccination. High sensitivity CRP for cardiac risk stratification would not be suitable for those who have had vaccinations in the past 2 weeks.
Chest X-ray: Not neccessary to wait
Pap Smear: Not neccessary to wait
Mammogram / Breast Ultrasound : You may still go for the tests without waiting but there might be occurrence of enlarged lymph nodes due to a recent vaccination and the findings can be read in the context of a recent vaccination.
It is acceptable to go for health screening when you are having your menses. However, kindly refrain from submitting your urine specimen when you are having your menses. It is advisable to wait till day 5 from the last day of your menstrual cycle for better accuracy.
CA 125 (Ovarian Tumor Marker) may be falsely elevated during menses, immediately before and immediately after menses. Aim to do the CA 125 (Ovarian Tumor Marker) test 1 week before or after your menses.
When pregnant, you will typically be seeing your obstetrician regularly for follow-up and antenatal care. Screening tests necessary (e.g. screening for gestational diabetes) will typically be conducted at your O&G clinic.
It is thus recommended that you do not undergo health screening with us when pregnant. If you do wish to, you are encouraged to only evaluate your lipid profile and fasting glucose.
If you are breastfeeding, it is acceptable to undergo health screening. However, this should not take place in lieu of or before your post natal follow up with your obstetrician.
Your health screening report will typically be available on the next working day.
You will receive a notification via email once your screening results are ready. Kindly login to your account here.
Please note that your report is available only after you authenticate using an SMS OTP sent to your registered mobile number.
Follow up review of your screening is essential. Schedule for your complimentary review via our Minmed Connect mobile app.