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
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.
TREADMILL (EXERCISE ECG TEST)
Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing for this test.
We recommend that you have a light meal before this test.