Clinics

Preparation & What to Expect

Preparations

  • Fast for at least eight hours. Please refrain from consuming food on the night before your appointment. Drinking of plain water is permissible.
  • Postpone your routine morning medication until your blood sample is taken.
  • For ladies - Pap smear, urine and stool tests should be done 5 days after the last day of menstruation.

    If you are menstruating on the day of your appointment, please inform the nurses on arrival. You will not be able to do your urine, stool and Pap smear tests because the presence of blood in these tests would produce inaccurate results. The Pap smear test can be arranged to be done on the day of your review.
  • Fasting is mandatory for patients who will be taking the ultrasound abdomen test. While taking the test, you may feel some slight discomfort and the conducting gel may feel cold and wet.
  • Before undergoing a pelvic ultrasound, you will be required to drink several glasses of water and to avoid urinating for about one hour prior to the examination time. When the bladder is full, it forms a convenient path, known as the acoustic window, for the ultrasonic waves.
  • Do not wear any deodorant, perfume, powder or cream under your arms or chest area as it may interfere with the quality of the mammogram.
  • If you are taking the treadmill test, bring along an additional change of clothes and appropriate footwear. Medications such as beta-blockers (e.g. propranolol or atenolol) should preferably be stopped three days before the test date.

Useful Information

Multiphasic Blood Tests

A series of blood tests to detect conditions such as gout, thyroid, anaemia, leukaemia, diabetes, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, liver and kidney disorders, as well as high cholesterol (lipid screen).

Tumour Markers

A series of blood tests to detect cancer markers produced by some cancer cells through simple blood tests. Screening tests are available for liver, colon, pancreas, prostate, ovarian and nose cancers.

Urinalysis

A test to infer the state of kidney function as well as of the urinary tract.

Stool Analysis

A test to screen for gut disorders through the testing for stool occult (microscopic) blood, a recognised manifestation of gut cancer.

Pap Smear

A test to screen for cervical cancer in women.

Cardiac Assessments

Screenings through resting ECG and treadmill stress test to assess for physical fitness, heart condition and early detection of coronary heart diseases.

Ultrasound Abdomen

Examines organs of the abdomen including the liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas and kidneys.

Ultrasound Pelvis

Detects the size and shape of pelvic organs, such as the bladder and evaluate the cause of bladder dysfunction. Examines the uterus and ovaries for women and the prostate for men.

Breast Examination

  • Ultrasound breast
  • Mammogram - an X-ray of the breasts used to detect breast changes in women who show no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. It is recommended that women aged 40 - 49 should go for mammography screening once a year, and women above 50 should go once every two years.

Tonometry

A test to assess the pressure of the eyeball and test for glaucoma.

Food Allergy Panels

Raffles Asian Panel

D pteronyssinus, D farinae, Blomia tropicalis, cat, dog, mouse, cockroach, mixed feathers (pigeon, goose, chicken, duck), hay dust, mould fungi, shrimp, crab, cuttlefish, mackerel, sardines, tuna, beef, chicken, egg yolk, vegetables (soya beans, onions, celery, mushrooms).

Raffles Food Allergen

Hazelnut, walnut, almond, milk, egg white, egg yolk, casein, potato, celery, carrot, tomato, cod fish, crab, orange, apple, wheat flour, rye flour, sesame seed, soya bean.

Raffles Inhalative and Food Allergen

D pteronyssinus, D farinae, alder pollens, birch pollens, hazel pollens, grass pollens, rye pollens, mugwort, plantain, cat, horse, dog, Alternaria alternata, egg white, milk, peanut, hazelnut, carrot, wheat flour, soya bean.

Find Your Place At Raffles HealthScreeners

Receive personalise service from doctors and patient service officers at the designated waiting areas (‘Mind’, ‘Vacation’, ‘Sports’ and ‘Health’). ‘Radiology’ provides a one-stop facility for chest X-ray, ultrasound and mammogram. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at ‘Diet’ after all your screening tests are completed. With personalised attention from our dedicated team of healthcare professionals, you can be assured of a comfortable and efficient health screening process.


What to Bring

Please bring along your most recent mammogram films (if available) should you wish to have a comparison made between that and the latest received result.

FOR CORPORATE CLIENTS

Please bring along your company letter, authorisation letter or staff pass, where applicable.

OR PRIVATE PATIENTS

Please bring any of the following documents for verification and registration:

  • Singapore NRIC/ Passport/ Employment Pass/ Work Permit.
  • Letter of Guarantee from your Insurance Company, if applicable.
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