Sample type needed

Blood, Urine, Swabs

Incubation period 

Test dependent

Who is this test suitable for?

Men and Women

Results time 

Test dependent but generally within 1-5 days from when your sample is received in the lab

Treatment

Most infections and disorders can be treated effectively

Where can I get tested?

All Better2Know centres

What is are Health Checks?

Health checks are tests designed specifically to evaluate the state of your physical health. There are many different kinds of Health Checks or Health Screens that can be run, depending upon what part of the body is being tested. For example, there are health checks designed specifically for the heart. These can include electrocardiograms which will measure how regularly and strongly your heart is beating. Other tests can be ordered to check the health of your liver. The liver is a vital organ that helps convert the food we eat into chemicals our body can use. It also removes toxins from our blood and helps the body eliminate them. Your liver can be seriously damaged by certain viruses such as Hepatitis. There are several different strains of the Hepatitis virus but they can all cause serious liver damage. Health Screens to ensure your liver is healthy and disease free are very important to living a healthy life.

How do I know if I need a Health Screen?

It’s a good idea to get regular health screening to monitor your health. Many doctors will advise you to have an annual health check that will test your heart, your liver, your kidneys, your blood and urine and any other part of your body that might be of concern. Other health screening might be useful to have more frequently depending on your lifestyle. If you think you might have been exposed to infection or diseases, then getting tested for these is wise. If you travel or have relationships with people that you do not know very well then it is a good idea to get a health check. Usually these health checks include a screening of your blood and your urine to ensure you are not carrying any infections. There are other tests that can be done to look at the components of your blood to ensure your organs are functioning correctly.

Women over the age of 21 should have regular PAP smear tests along with tests for HPV, the Human Papillomavirus. These health screens are very important to ensure the health of a woman’s reproductive tract and to keep her safer from cervical and ovarian cancers.

Did you know? …

Around 1 in 25 people getting a health check are diagnosed with high blood pressure, and around 1 in 20 getting screened for infections in the blood or urine are found to be positive. In the United States, it is thought that up to 1 in 4 people have had a sexually transmitted infection at one time..

Why are Health Checks important?

Your health is probably your most important asset. Unfortunately, things can go wrong with your body either because of internal factors such as metabolic problems, genetic problems or functional problems or because of external factors such as infections or exposure to harmful materials. Age also plays an important part as when we get older our bodies are less able to cope with all the threats we are exposed to. Getting a regular health screening makes sense. They are quick, easy and if problems are diagnosed early then there is an excellent chance that whatever the problem is can be treated or cured and your health protected.

What happens if I do not get a Health Check?

Early diagnosis is always important and the outcome of early diagnosis of disease is almost always better than when a problem is left to worsen over time. Health Screens are an excellent way to keep a regular eye on your health and to take care of your body.

How do I get a Health Check?

Contact Better2Know on the number above and speak to one of our friendly advisors. We will be able to help you decide what health screens are right for you and your circumstances. Tests are fast and easy and you will have your results in just a couple of days. If any problems are found then we will help you get the treatment you need.