Health Screening

Health Screening, Health MOT or Health Check

Health screening tests are an important part of preventive health care as they provide a comprehensive check-up to screen for major diseases such as cancer, cardiac diseases and stroke. We offer this service in our Manchester and Birmingham sites as well as a variety of community clinics please call the office for more information.

Diagnostic Healthcare offers a choice of screenings:

By having a full health screening we can build an extensive picture about your current health, your risk factors and your lifestyle. The results will enable us to compile an accurate and comprehensive report offering you essential advice and recommendations to give you peace of mind about your health. You will be able to discuss in detail all the results and your concerns with one of our experienced Consultants.

Health screening, (Health MOT) provides you with the excellent opportunity to investigate your health and lifestyle. It is one of the most important actions you can take for your healthcare maintenance.

 

Health Screening

What is included in your Bronze Health Screening (Age 18-40)  now £190  

This is a very good health check as you can keep a record of your health and is a convenient way to review key medical and lifestyle concerns. It’s an ideal choice if you’re generally healthy and would like advice from a healthcare professional about your diet, fitness and lifestyle to minimise your health risks for the future.
  • Consultation with a nurse
  • Lifestyle Questionnaire
  • Blood pressure test
    • What is Blood pressure?
      Blood is carried from the heart to all parts of your body in vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries.
    • Why is it checked?
      High blood pressure is one of several ‘risk factors’ that can increase your chance of developing heart disease, a stroke, and other serious conditions. High blood pressure usually causes no symptoms. You will not know if you have high blood pressure unless you have your blood pressure checked. Therefore, everyone should have regular blood pressure checks at least every 3-5 years.
  • Body Composition: Height, Weight, BMI and Body Fat
  • Comprehensive blood test
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What is included in your Silver Health Screening? now £325

A busy life can mean that you have no time to think about your lifestyle and its affect on health. Our Essentials Health Screening gives you a heart health risk assessment and lifestyle analysis and advice. The Essentials Health Screening will minimize your future health risks.
  • Medical and lifestyle questionnaire
  • Consultation with a Nurse
  • Blood pressure test
    • What is Blood pressure?
      Blood is carried from the heart to all parts of your body in vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries.
    • Why is it checked?
      High blood pressure is one of several ‘risk factors’ that can increase your chance of developing heart disease, a stroke, and other serious conditions. High blood pressure usually causes no symptoms. You will not know if you have high blood pressure unless you have your blood pressure checked. Therefore, everyone should have regular blood pressure checks at least every 3-5 years.
  • Body composition (height, weight, BMI and body fat percentage)
    • What is Body Composition?
      Cholesterol profile:
      This is also called Lipid profile and is a group of blood tests where we check for total cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglycerides. If your cholesterol is high usually there will be no signs and symptoms so it is important to check your cholesterol as it is an important indicator or risk factor for heart diseases.
      Glucose:
      This is checked to ensure that your blood glucose level is in a healthy range. It is used to diagnose and monitor diabetes.
      Full blood count:
      The full blood count (FBC) is one of the most commonly ordered tests and provides important information about the kinds and numbers of cells in the blood: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. This is done for a broad range of screening such as infection, anemia and other blood diseases.
      Kidney function:
      The usual blood test which checks that the kidneys are working properly measures the level of urea, creatinine, and certain dissolved salts.
      Uric Acid:
      This is done to check the level of Uric acid in your blood. This helps in the diagnosis of Gout and monitoring uric acid during chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
      Liver function:
      Liver function tests are used to detect liver damage or disease. Liver function tests measure various chemicals in the blood made by the liver. An abnormal result indicates a problem with the liver, and may help to identify the cause. Further tests may be needed to clarify the cause of the liver problem.
      Bone Profile:
      This is a group of tests that include the measurement of Calcium and Phosphate. Alterations in these levels may be associated with both bone and kidney disease.
  • Urine analysis
    • What is Urine analysis?
      To disclose evidence of diseases, commonly urinary tract infection, kidney infection and diabetes.
  • Resting ECG
    • What is an ECG
      Examination of the heart’s electrical activity captured through electrodes placed on the skin.
  • Lung Function
    • What is a Lung Function test?
      This is a test to measure how well the lungs take in air, the volume of air the lungs can hold, and how well the lungs exhale air
    • Why is it done?
      This information is useful in diagnosing certain types of lung disorders such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. It also helps with the monitoring of asthma.

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What is included in your Gold Health Screening? now £495

The Advanced Health Screening has the following tests included, selected to help you improve your health and wellbeing.
  • Medical and lifestyle questionnaire
  • Dietary assessment and BMI Guide to healthy living
  • Personalised medical report and recommendations
  • Lifestyle consultation with nurse
  • Consultation with doctor
  • Physical examination with doctor
  • Blood pressure
    • What is Blood pressure?
      Blood is carried from the heart to all parts of your body in vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries.
    • Why is it checked?
      High blood pressure is one of several ‘risk factors’ that can increase your chance of developing heart disease, a stroke, and other serious conditions. High blood pressure usually causes no symptoms. You will not know if you have high blood pressure unless you have your blood pressure checked. Therefore, everyone should have regular blood pressure checks at least every 3-5 years.
  • Body composition (height, weight, BMI and body fat percentage)
    • What is Body Composition?
      In this your height and weight will be measured, body mass index calculated and body fat analysed. BMI is a measure of whether you are a healthy weight for your height. Keeping body fat under control and maintaining a healthy weight can help to prevent Diabetes and other obesity related diseases.

      Body composition is the body’s relative amount of fat to fat-free mass. Those with optimal body composition are typically healthier, move more easily and efficiently, and in general, feel better than those with less-than-ideal body composition. Achieving a more optimal body composition goes a long way toward improving your quality of life and overall wellness.
  • Comprehensive Blood Tests
    • What kind of Blood tests are included?
      Cholesterol profile:
      This is also called Lipid profile and is a group of blood tests where we check for total cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglycerides. If your cholesterol is high usually there will be no signs and symptoms so it is important to check your cholesterol as it is an important indicator or risk factor for heart diseases.

      Glucose:
      This is checked to check that your blood glucose level is in a healthy range. It is used to diagnose and monitor diabetes.
      Full blood count:
      The full blood count (FBC) is one of the most commonly ordered tests and provides important information about the kinds and numbers of cells in the blood: red blood cells, white blood cells and
      platelets.
      This is done for a broad range of screening such as infection, anemia other blood diseases.
      Kidney function:
      The usual blood test which checks that the kidneys are working properly measures the level of urea, creatinine, and certain dissolved salts.
      Uric Acid:
      This is done to check the level of Uric acid in your blood. This helps in diagnosis of Gout and monitoring uric acid during chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
      Liver function:
      Liver function tests are used to detect liver damage or disease. Liver function tests measure various chemicals in the blood made by the liver. An abnormal result indicates a problem with the liver, and may help to identify the cause. Further tests may be needed to clarify the cause of the liver problem. Bone Profile: This is a group of tests that include the measurement of Calcium and Phosphate. Alterations in these levels may be associated with both bone and kidney disease.
  • Urine analysis
    • What is Urine analysis?
      To disclose evidence of diseases, commonly urinary tract infection, kidney infection and diabetes.
  • Bowel cancer test (Faecal Occult Blood test)
    • What is a Bowel cancer test?
      FOB: The faecal occult blood test (FOB test) detects small amounts of blood in your faeces which you would not normally see or be aware of. This may indicate bowel cancer.
  • Resting ECG
    • What is an ECG
      Examination of the heart’s electrical activity captured through electrodes placed on the skin
    • Why is it done?
      This test helps your doctor diagnose heart rhythm problems and damage to your heart from a heart attack.
  • Lung function tests
    • What is a Lung Function test?
      This is a test to measure how well the lungs take in air, the volume of air the lungs can hold, and how well the lungs exhale air.
    • Why is it done?
      This information is useful in diagnosing certain types of lung disorders such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. It also helps with the monitoring of asthma.
  • Vision test
    • What is a vision test?
      Having an eye test at least once every two years should be part of everyone’s health care routine. Many causes of sight loss are preventable if they are caught early.
  • Hearing test
    • What is a Hearing test?
      A hearing test is important as loss of hearing is not just an ailment of old age. Loss of hearing if not acknowledged can lead to considerable negative social, psychological, cognitive and health effects with far-reaching implications that go well beyond hearing alone. Those who have difficulty hearing can experience such distorted and incomplete communication that it seriously impacts their professional and personal lives, at times leading to isolation and withdrawal.

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Other Investigations – Further Health assessments:

The health screening assessments can be personalised with a designated health check to focus in on a key health issue and empower you to take positive, preventative action If clinically appropriate, you will be able to choose additional assessments from the following choices:
  • Bone Density (included if clinically appropriate)
    • What is a Bone density test?
      A bone mineral density (BMD) test tests the density of mineral in your bones. This is the best way to determine your bone health.
    • Why is it done?
      The test can identify osteoporosis, determine your risk for fractures (broken bones), and measure your response to osteoporosis treatment
  • Chest x-ray (if clinically appropriate)
    • What is a Chest X-Ray?
      Chest x-ray is a radiology test that involves exposing the chest briefly to radiation to produce an image of the chest and the internal organs of the chest.
    • Why is a Chest X-Ray Done?
      Chest x-rays can be used to define abnormalities of the lungs such as excessive fluid, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, cysts, and cancers.
  • Exercise ECG (included if clinically appropriate):
    • What is an Exercise ECG?
      The patient walks on a treadmill while the blood pressure and ECG are monitored. The treadmill test evaluates the heart’s response to exercise and how well your heart handles work or exercise.
  • MRI
    • What is MRI?
      MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of the inside of your body. It is a non-invasive, painless, diagnostic scan which provides a detailed picture, allowing the radiologist to see internal organs.
    • Why is MRI Done?
      An MRI scan can create clear pictures of most parts of the body. So, it is useful for all sorts of reasons where other tests (such as X-rays) do not give enough information required. It is commonly used to get detailed pictures of the brain and spinal cord, to detect abnormalities and tumors. Even torn ligaments around joints can be detected by an MRI scan.
  • Ultrasound scan
    • What is an Ultrasound scan?
      Ultrasound scan (Ultrasound test / imaging) is a common diagnostic procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
  • Specific blood tests (HIV, Vitamins, hormone level, Allergy testing, Hepatitis etc).

Female Specific Tests

CA125 – indicates Ovarian Cancer
Cervical cancer screening including HPV
Mammogram
Thyroid function test

Male Specific Tests

Prostate cancer blood test (Over 50 if selected)

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Health Screening Information

Is any preparation necessary? Yes – you will need to fast for 8 hours before your appointment (You can drink water). In addition, please bring with you: The results and charts of any previous health Screening (Health MOTs), eye tests etc you have undergone. The results and charts of any previous osteoporosis scans you have …

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Am I at Risk?

Whether you are at risk or suffering from a major disease depends on a range of factors including: your age your lifestyle and your medical history Anyone over the age of 18 can have a Health Screening (Health MOT). The Health Screening will give you information that will allow you to understand your own health …

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How do I make an Appointment?

Can I book a Health Screening (Health MOT) myself? Yes – anyone who would like to have a Health Screening can book one. You can make an appointment at our Diagnostic Healthcare clinic in Manchester (Altrincham) by calling on 0161 929 5679. You can choose from a wide range of convenient appointment times, including weekends …

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of having a Health Screening (Health MOT)? How long will the health screening take? How soon do I get my results? What happens if my results are abnormal? How regularly to I need to have an Health Screening (Health MOT)? If I eat healthily, take exercise and generally feel fine – …

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Excecutive Health Screening for Corporate Employees

The Directors’ Health Screening Package. An important part of preventative health care at competitive prices to suit. This extensive assessment will cover your heart, lungs, various cancers, vision, hearing, a full set of blood tests, dietary and lifestyle appraisals plus an exercise ECG to test your heart’s ability to cope with exercise. This comprehensive check-up …

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