Health Screening

Many common diseases are preventable through lifestyle changes or early treatment.  Some markers for common diseases can be identified before complex disease processes begin and before you reach a crisis point.  This allows early treatment so that you can avoid unpleasant health issues going forward. Getting a regular NCT for your body puts you back in the driving seat.

Health screening is ideal if you:

  • are looking for peace of mind
  • have a particular concern 
  • have a family history of disease 
  • have had previous personal health problems)
  • haven’t been feeling the best lately

Or if you want to:

  • take control of your health
  • avoid a health crisis
  • manage your own disease risk factors

Our health screening will help you to Identify potential issues early to improve the chances of successful treatment, move towards a healthier lifestyle and reduce your risk of disease as you get older.

Union Quay Medical Centre offers a comprehensive health screen which includes the following:

 

 

Doctor and nurse consultation

Lifestyle / diet / exercise / mental health questionnaire

Height, weight, body mass index and waist measurement

Blood pressure and pulse measurement

Fasting glucose – diabetes check

Fasting lipid profile including total cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglycerides

Full blood count – anaemia screen

ALT / AST / GGT – liver function tests

T4 and TSH for thyroid function

Urea / creatinine – kidney function check

Physical examination with a doctor

Urinalysis

Sexual health screen test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hep B, hep C and HIV

​The fee is €100

Some conditions that health professionals commonly screen / investigate for include:

Diabetes

High blood pressure

High cholesterol

Overweight and obesity

Colorectal cancer

Prostate cancer in men

Haemochromatosis

Coeliac Disease

Vitamin D

Breast cancer and cervical cancer in women – information coming shortly

Osteoporosis – information coming shortly

Which tests you need depends on your age, your sex, your family history, and whether you have risk factors for certain diseases.