Preventive Health Checkup Profiles

Patient preparation prior to :
PathLab’s Check Up Profiles are available through your doctor. Please ask your doctor for a referral.
  • Prior to testing, maintain a normal diet and avoid strenuous exercise for 2-3 days. Light exercise is acceptable..
  • If you are on medication (e.g. diabetes, heart etc.) you should contact your family doctor regarding how you should prepare before testing.
  • Please have a light dinner on the evening before a health screen. Avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to the appointed day of the health screen.
  • After dinner, fast for at least 12-14 hours before your appointment.
  • Plain water can be taken as required - it is important not to dehydrate. Have a glass of water when you wake up in the morning/ Have a glass of water when you wake up in the morning.
  • If you are need a stool test, bring a small amount of stool sample packed in a clean plastic/glass container.
  • If you need a urine test, you may collect it at the doctor’s clinic or at our laboratory. If you are menstruating, a clean-catch, midstream urine should be acceptable. However, if a collecting a clean-catch urine is a problem, it may be better to collect the sample within one week after the menstruation. (See urine collection procedure).
  • For women planning to have a pap test, the best time for it is between 10 and 20 days after the first day of the last menstrual period, or follow your doctor’s instructions.
  • X-rays are not recommended for women who are pregnant. If you have done a similar X-ray less than 6 months ago, ask your doctor whether it is necessary to do another one.
  • Do not use creams, lotions or talcum powder on the day of the examination.
  • For women planning to have a mammogram, the best time for it is about 7 days after the last day of menstruation.
  • A mammogram may not be recommended if you are pregnant.
  • If you have had a previous mammogram, please give it to the doctor for comparison.
  • Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing for this test.
  • We recommend that you have a light meal before this test.