Health Screening Preparation


Before going for your health screening, please call to make an appointment with your selected panel clinic. 


Blood test preparation

  • You are required to fast before having a blood test.

  • Do not eat or drink anything (except water) for at least 12 hours before you go to the panel clinic. 

  • Do not smoke, chew gum or exercise.
  • After the specimen is collected, you may resume normal diet.
  • Most people find it convenient to stop eating and drinking in the evening and to arrive at the panel clinic early in the next morning.



Pap smear preparation

  • The best time to have a pap smear is when you are not menstruating.

  • 2 days prior to the test, avoid intercourse, douches, vaginal medications (except as directed by your doctor), vaginal contraceptives such as birth control foams, creams or jellies.



Mammogram preparation

  • Schedule the test for a time when your breasts are least likely to be tender. Usually during the week after your menstrual period.

  • Avoid using deodorant, lotions, powders, cream or perfumes under your arms or on your breast as metallic particles could be visible on your mammogram and cause confusion.
  • Consider an over the counter pain medication if you find that having a mammogram is uncomfortable.


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