Screening Check Up for women over 65 uses the tests of Young Women Screening Check up as described in the following table :
Test / Analyte Description / Detects - Measures
Complete Blood Count - Measurement Hematocrit, Red -White Blood Cells - Platelets and Morphology
Detects Anaemias, Infections - Bone marrow disorders.
Indications of chronic deseases
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Chronic Inflammations - infections
CRP-hs Accute Inflammations - infections.
Cardiovascular risk factor
Urea Renal function
Creatininine Renal function
Uric Acid Arthritis
Total Cholesterol Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Cholesterol Dietary intake
Drug therapy assessment
Liver Enzyme γ-GT Liver function test
Hepatitis B/C - drug -alcohol induced - fatty liver - cancer etc
Liver enzymes ALT & AST
Urine Bladder health
Iron -Ferritine Dietary adequasy - Malabsorption - Gastrointestinal Loss
Calcium Endocrine disorders
Thyroid stimulating hormone TSH Control of thyroid gland
Vitamin B12 Neurologiac & Cardiovascular protection
Vitamine 25 (OH) D3 Immune system support - Bone calcium uptake
Cardiovascular risk markers (HDL cholesterol – homocysteine and fibrinogen) are of limited interest in women of these ages, and are therefore omitted unless there is another reason.
The additional selected screening tests though for the age, are :
Electrolytes – Sodium (Na +), Potassium (K +) and Chlorine (Cl-)
The most important salts of the body regulated by kidneys. Impaired renal function, medications – cardiac drugs, dehydration, loss of thirst sense, may alter seriously electrolyte levels. High or low levels of electolytes cause confusion, drowsiness, degradation in mental functions, disruption of cardiac function.
Calcium (Ca), Phosphorus (P) and Magnesium (Mg)
Trace elements with high impact on the overall health. Nutrition problems, malabsorption, medication, can significantly alter their levels. Μetabolic disorders, hormonal imbalance, and chronic deaseases may underline also ubnormal levels in trace elements. Among the most common situations in elderly persons are muscle cramps (magnesium deficiency), and high calcium levels due to chronic vitamin D deficiency.
Total Proteins, Albumin and Globulins
Mainly used to evaluate the proper nutrition, hepatic and renal function and the overall health of the immune system.
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL BLOOD PREVENTION CONTROL
- RF indicative test for the detection of rheumatism
- CEA, CA-125, CA 15-3, CA 19-9 ovarian – breast – intestine inflammation / tumor markers
IMAGING – ENDOSCOPIC SCREENING TESTS
The following tests are required under the criteria of age and staff – family history
|Breast Ultrasound Imaging||Breast Cancer||Available in Center|
|Triplex Heart||Cardiac function assessment||Available in Center|
|Colonoscopy||Intestine cancer||Available by Partner|
Information selected by :
- Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests – J.Wallach
The exact choice of tests required, is under the responsibility of your treating physician
Editor: I. Gratsias Lab Director / Clinical Biochemist
Last Update May 2019
Medical Tests performed with analytical systems and reagents
by SIEMENS-USA & BECMAN COULTER-USA
Recomendations -preparation for blood sampling :
- Should have a mandatory meal previous night.
- Last meal should be up to 11-12 hours before blood sampling.
- Evening meal prefered to have the least possible animal fat.
- In the morning should not have any lunch. Coffee without sugar and water are free.
For urine collection:
- First urination sample is preferable
- Prior urination, a local wash with plenty of water is prefered, with no use of soap.
- Results are given within day.
- Women over 70 Screening Check Up at Euros ( initial price euros)
- For charges in optional tests or any other additional tests, please ask us