We offer basic blood analysis 5 shifts per week for patients who access our services, as well as other vital health indicators like blood pressure, height, weight, abdominal circumference.
Disease screenings are important in healthcare as they aim to detect and prevent the development or progression of diseases at early stages. These screenings involve various tests and examinations to assess specific aspects of a person’s health. Here’s an overview of the importance of disease screenings for hemoglobin, pap smears, glucose, cholesterol, metabolic syndrome.
Hemoglobin Testing: Hemoglobin testing, often included in blood tests, measures the level of hemoglobin in the blood, which is essential for carrying oxygen to body tissues. Hemoglobin screening is crucial for detecting anemia, a condition characterized by low hemoglobin levels that affects almost 1/3 of the children in Peru. Early detection of anemia allows for timely intervention and treatment, preventing complications and improving overall health and well-being.
Glucose Testing: Glucose testing measures the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood and helps diagnose and monitor diabetes. Regular glucose screenings are crucial for identifying prediabetes or diabetes at an early stage, enabling timely lifestyle modifications, medical treatment, and diabetes management. Early detection and appropriate management of diabetes help prevent complications and improve long-term health outcomes.
Cholesterol Testing: Cholesterol testing measures the levels of various types of cholesterol in the blood, including total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, and LDL (bad) cholesterol. This screening is essential for assessing cardiovascular health and evaluating the risk of heart disease. By identifying abnormal cholesterol levels, individuals can take proactive measures such as lifestyle changes and medications to lower their risk and maintain heart health.
Metabolic Syndrome Testing: Metabolic syndrome testing involves assessing multiple risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. These risk factors include high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, abnormal cholesterol levels, and excess abdominal fat. Detecting metabolic syndrome allows for early intervention through lifestyle changes and medical management, helping individuals reduce their risk of developing chronic conditions.
Pap Smears: Pap smears, also known as cervical cancer screenings, involve the collection of cells from the cervix to detect any abnormalities that may indicate precancerous or cancerous changes. Regular pap smears are essential for early detection of cervical cancer, allowing for prompt medical intervention and increasing the chances of successful treatment. Pap smears have been instrumental in reducing the incidence and mortality rates associated with cervical cancer.