Health Test Preparations

If you are going for a health screening in Singapore soon, here is what you need to prepare based on the health test that you will be undergoing.

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​If you have a health screening in Singapore coming up, it is important for you to follow these pre-screening preparations to ensure that your health test result is accurate.


What Should I Do? 

Fasting is required from the night before the appointment: do not eat or drink any flavoured drinks from 10pm onwards (only plain water is allowed). This will ensure better accuracy of your blood test results.


If you are unwell, please reschedule your appointment as illness and medications (for example, antibiotics) may affect your screening results.


Light refreshments will be provided at the Health Enrichment Centre once your blood has been drawn by our nurse and/or after completing your ultrasound abdomen examination.


Bring a record of your past medical report (up to three years prior), existing medications or any vitamin supplements etc, if any. X-ray films are not necessary.


Please continue to take your medications before coming for your health screening appointment. If you are a diabetic, please do not take your diabetic medication on the morning of your health screening appointment.


Stool Analysis (Stool for Occult Blood)

Avoid red meat and iron supplements for three days before the appointment.

Collect about two teaspoons of stool and place in a small, clean plastic container and label it with your name. You may collect your stool on the night before (after 5pm), or on the morning of your health screening appointment.

Urine Analysis 

Your collection of urine should be taken five days after the last day of your period or two weeks before the first day of your period so as not to affect test results.


Treadmill Stress Test 

Please bring along your running shoes and sports gear.


Mammogram 

Avoid this examination if you are pregnant. Arrange for your appointment about one week after your last day of menstruation.


On the day of the appointment, do not use talcum powder, deodorant or body lotion on the chest. 


Do bring along mammogram films that were taken up to two years prior for comparison.


Ultrasound Abdomen 

Do not take any food at least six hours before the examination. If you are a smoker, please refrain from smoking on the day of your appointment until after your ultrasound has been completed.


Detailed Eye Screening 

Please remove your contact lenses to allow us to carry out the test. We would suggest that spectacles be worn on the day of the appointment.


Pap Smear 

Avoid sexual intercourse 48 hours before the test. Do not use spermicides, vaginal creams, lubricant jellies, vaginal medications or tampons 48 hours before the test.


Your pap smear should be five days after the last day of your period or two weeks before the first day of your period so as not to affect test results.


What to Bring on Your Appointment Day

• Your NRIC, passport, employment pass or work permit

• Letter of Recognition and/or staff identification for corporate accounts

• Bring a record of your past medical report (up to three years prior), existing medications or any vitamin supplements, if any — X-ray films are not necessary




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