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POTTER STEWART

"Being good is good business"

DAME ANITA RODDICK

"The time is always right to do what is right"

MARTIN LUTHER KING

"The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity"

LEO TOLSTOY

"Compassion and tolerance are not sign of weakness, but a sigh of strength"

DALAI LAMA

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HENRY FORD

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ALBERT SCHWEITZER

Health Screening

Health Check-Ups are Important

In Bulgaria, regular medical exams are covered by the employer and are routine practice. Their purpose is early diagnosis as well as to establish the risk factors related to the most common and socially relevant diseases.

Below you can find a list of preventive health screening packages that Bulgaria Medical Travel Partner can organise providing you with a whole body assessment, bringing you reassurance and peace of mind.

All health check-ups are completed within a day, leaving you with enough time to discover a new city.

ServiceWhat for
Consultation with Internist
Initial consultation to take your medical history and carry out an examination to assess the general health and detect key indicators for potential health issues.
Taking Blood Pressure.
After all tests are completed, a further consultation is undertaken to discuss the results with you, identify potential diseases and give recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
General blood tests:
• Blood test (erythrocytes, leukocytes, haemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets)
• White blood cell differential
• Blood sedimentation rate
By checking the types and numbers of cells in the blood, this test can give an indication of the overall health condition of the body. The test can also provide important clues about the presence of certain health issues such as acute and chronic infections, inflammatory diseases, blood cancer and cancer in other localisations, anaemia, allergies, parasitic and other diseases and other health conditions. Blood tests also can help find potential problems early, when treatments or lifestyle changes may work best.
Biochemical blood tests:
• Glucose
• Cholesterol level
• Bad cholesterol LDL
• Good cholesterol HDL
• Triglycerides level
• Aspartate transaminase (AST)
• Alanine transaminase (ALT)
• HBsAg
• anti HCV
Abnormal values of these tests indicates correspondingly diabetes or increased risk of atherosclerosis, that is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries and may partially or totally block the blood's flow through an artery in the heart, brain, pelvis, legs, arms or kidneys, hence it can lead to development of diseases that include coronary heart disease, angina, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease and chronic kidney disease as well as myocardial infarction and cerebral attack. Few of the test can indicate conditions like hepatitis or cirrhosis, heart attack or heart failure, kidney or lung damage, mononucleosis, muscular dystrophy, some types of cancer. Additionally, some of the tests can indicate diseases of the liver as well as chronic viral hepatitis.
General urine test
The urine test checks different components of the urine and provides information about the general body condition, as well as potential problems. The test is commonly used to diagnose a urinary tract or kidney infection, to evaluate causes of renal failure, to screen for progression of some chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure (hypertension).
Thyroid gland function test:
• Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
• FT4
• FT3
• Microsomic thyroid antibodies (MAAK)
Thyroid hormones (T4 and T3) are produced by the thyroid gland and are regulated by TSH made by the pituitary gland in the brain. These hormones affect every cell and all the organs of the body.
Microsomes are found inside thyroid cells. The body produces antibodies to microsomes when there has been damage to thyroid cells.
The tests evaluate thyroid function, serve as early markers of thyroid diseases and may help diagnose the cause of the thyroid problems, including Hashimoto thyroiditis. They are also used to find out if an immune or autoimmune disorder is damaging the thyroid. Complications linked to hyperthyroidism include irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation), congestive heart failure, miscarriage, osteoporosis and bone fractures (hyperthyroidism causes your bones to lose calcium faster than usual).
Resting ECG (Electrocardiogram)
An electrocardiogram measures the electrical activity of the heart. It provides information for the heart functioning and can detect different heart diseases such as myocardial infarction, heart failure and heart rhythm disorder.
Thorax (chest) X-ray
Chest X-rays produce images of the heart, lungs, blood vessels, airways, and the bones of the chest and spine. It can revel fluid in or around the lungs or air surrounding a lung. The image helps determine whether the patient has heart problems, a collapsed lung, pneumonia, broken ribs, emphysema, tuberculosis, cancer, or any of several other conditions.
Abdominal ultrasound
This is a type of imaging test, which is used to look at organs in the abdomen, including the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen. The blood vessels that lead to some of these organs, such as the inferior vena cava and aorta, can also be examined. Ultrasound may be used to evaluate a variety of conditions, including kidney stones or congenital defect, gallbladder stones, pancreatitis, tumours, abnormal liver function or abdominal pain or bloating.
Consultation with Ophthalmologist (eyes and vision)
Carrying out an examination for eye diseases: nearsightedness, long-sightedness, inflammation of the eyelids and conjunctive membrane, dryness, sharpness of vision, fatigue syndrome. Providing treatment recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
Consultation with Gynaecologist
Performing an examination. Analysis of test results, prescription of treatment and giving recommendations if needed.
Preventive PAP Smear Test
Prevention of cervical cancer.
Ultrasound examination of genitals (vaginal echoscopy)
A transvaginal ultrasound is a type of pelvic ultrasound used to examine female reproductive organs. This includes the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina. Imaging tests can identify abnormalities and help doctors diagnose conditions.
ServiceWhat for
Consultation with Internist
Initial consultation to take your medical history and carry out an examination to assess your general health and detect key indicators for potential health issues.
Taking Blood Pressure.
After all tests are completed, a further consultation is undertaken to discuss the results with you, identify potential diseases and give recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
General blood tests:
• Blood test (erythrocytes, leukocytes, haemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets)
• White blood cell differential
• Blood sedimentation rate
By checking the types and numbers of cells in the blood, this test can give an indication of the overall health condition of the body. The test can also provide important clues about the presence of certain health issues such as acute and chronic infections, inflammatory diseases, blood cancer and cancer in other localisations, anaemia, allergies, parasitic and other diseases and other health conditions. Blood tests also can help find potential problems early, when treatments or lifestyle changes may work best.
Biochemical blood tests:
• Glucose
• Cholesterol level
• Bad cholesterol LDL
• Good cholesterol HDL
• Triglycerides level
• Aspartate transaminase (AST)
• Alanine transaminase (ALT)
• HBsAg
• anti HCV
Abnormal values of these tests indicates correspondingly diabetes or increased risk of atherosclerosis, that is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries and may partially or totally block the blood's flow through an artery in the heart, brain, pelvis, legs, arms or kidneys, hence it can lead to development of diseases that include coronary heart disease, angina, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease and chronic kidney disease as well as myocardial infarction and cerebral attack. Few of the test can indicate conditions like hepatitis or cirrhosis, heart attack or heart failure, kidney or lung damage, mononucleosis, muscular dystrophy, some types of cancer. Additionally, some of the tests can indicate diseases of the liver as well as chronic viral hepatitis.
General urine test
A urine test checks different components of the urine and provides information about the general body condition, as well as potential problems. The test is commonly used to diagnose a urinary tract or kidney infection, to evaluate causes of renal failure, to screen for progression of some chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure (hypertension).
Thyroid gland function test:
• Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
• FT4
• FT3
• Microsomic thyroid antibodies (MAAK)
Thyroid hormones (T4 and T3) are produced by the thyroid gland and are regulated by TSH made by the pituitary gland in the brain. These hormones affect every cell and all the organs of the body.
Microsomes are found inside thyroid cells. The body produces antibodies to microsomes when there has been damage to thyroid cells.
The tests evaluate thyroid function, serve as early markers of thyroid diseases and may help diagnose the cause of the thyroid problems, including Hashimoto thyroiditis. They are also used to find out if an immune or autoimmune disorder is damaging the thyroid. Complications linked to hyperthyroidism include irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation), congestive heart failure, miscarriage, osteoporosis and bone fractures (hyperthyroidism causes your bones to lose calcium faster than usual).
Resting ECG (Electrocardiogram)
An electrocardiogram measures the electrical activity of the heart. It provides information for the heart functioning and can detect different heart diseases such as myocardial infarction, heart failure and heart rhythm disorder.
Thorax (chest) X-ray
Chest X-rays produce images of the heart, lungs, blood vessels, airways, and the bones of the chest and spine. It can revel fluid in or around the lungs or air surrounding a lung. The image helps determine whether the patient has heart problems, a collapsed lung, pneumonia, broken ribs, emphysema, tuberculosis, cancer, or any of several other conditions.
Abdominal ultrasound
This is a type of imaging test, which is used to look at organs in the abdomen, including the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen. The blood vessels that lead to some of these organs, such as the inferior vena cava and aorta, can also be examined. Ultrasound may be used to evaluate a variety of conditions, including kidney stones or congenital defect, gallbladder stones, pancreatitis, tumours, abnormal liver function or abdominal pain or bloating.
Consultation with Ophthalmologist (eyes and vision)
Carry out an examination for eye diseases: nearsightedness, long-sightedness, inflammation of the eyelids and conjunctive membrane, dryness, sharpness of vision, fatigue syndrome. Providing treatment recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
ServiceWhat for
Consultation with Internist
Initial consultation to take your medical history and carry out an examination to assess the general health and detect key indicators for potential health issues.
Taking Blood Pressure.
After all tests are completed, a further consultation is undertaken to discuss the results with you, identify potential diseases and give recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
General blood tests:
• Blood test (erythrocytes, leukocytes, haemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets)
• White blood cell differential
• Blood sedimentation rate
By checking the types and numbers of cells in the blood, this test can give an indication of the overall health condition of the body. The test can also provide important clues about the presence of certain health issues such as acute and chronic infections, inflammatory diseases, blood cancer and cancer in other localisations, anaemia, allergies, parasitic and other diseases and other health conditions. Blood tests also can help find potential problems early, when treatments or lifestyle changes may work best.
Biochemical blood tests:
• Glucose
• Cholesterol level
• Bad cholesterol LDL
• Good cholesterol HDL
• Triglycerides level
• Aspartate transaminase (AST)
• Alanine transaminase (ALT)
• HBsAg
• anti HCV
Abnormal values of these tests indicates correspondingly diabetes or increased risk of atherosclerosis, that is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries and may partially or totally block the blood's flow through an artery in the heart, brain, pelvis, legs, arms or kidneys, hence it can lead to development of diseases that include coronary heart disease, angina, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease and chronic kidney disease as well as myocardial infarction and cerebral attack. Few of the test can indicate conditions like hepatitis or cirrhosis, heart attack or heart failure, kidney or lung damage, mononucleosis, muscular dystrophy, some types of cancer. Additionally, some of the tests can indicate diseases of the liver as well as chronic viral hepatitis.
General urine test
A urine test checks different components of the urine and provides information about the general body condition, as well as potential problems. The test is commonly used to diagnose a urinary tract or kidney infection, to evaluate causes of renal failure, to screen for progression of some chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure (hypertension).
Thyroid gland function test:
• Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
• FT4
• FT3
• Microsomic thyroid antibodies (MAAK)
Thyroid hormones (T4 and T3) are produced by the thyroid gland and are regulated by TSH made by the pituitary gland in the brain. These hormones affect every cell and all the organs of the body.
Microsomes are found inside thyroid cells. The body produces antibodies to microsomes when there has been damage to thyroid cells.
The tests evaluate thyroid function, serve as early markers of thyroid diseases and may help diagnose the cause of the thyroid problems, including Hashimoto thyroiditis. They are also used to find out if an immune or autoimmune disorder is damaging the thyroid. Complications linked to hyperthyroidism include irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation), congestive heart failure, miscarriage, osteoporosis and bone fractures (hyperthyroidism causes your bones to lose calcium faster than usual).
Resting ECG (Electrocardiogram)
An electrocardiogram measures the electrical activity of the heart. It provides information for the heart functioning and can detect different heart diseases such as myocardial infarction, heart failure and heart rhythm disorder.
Thorax (chest) X-ray
Chest X-rays produce images of the heart, lungs, blood vessels, airways, and the bones of the chest and spine. It can revel fluid in or around the lungs or air surrounding a lung. The image helps determine whether the patient has heart problems, a collapsed lung, pneumonia, broken ribs, emphysema, tuberculosis, cancer, or any of several other conditions.
Abdominal ultrasound
This is a type of imaging test, which is used to look at organs in the abdomen, including the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen. The blood vessels that lead to some of these organs, such as the inferior vena cava and aorta, can also be examined. Ultrasound may be used to evaluate a variety of conditions, including kidney stones or congenital defect, gallbladder stones, pancreatitis, tumours, abnormal liver function or abdominal pain or bloating.
Consultation with Ophthalmologist (eyes and vision)
Taking the medical case history related to patient's eye and vision condition. Carrying out an examination for eye diseases: nearsightedness, long-sightedness, inflammation of the eyelids and conjunctive membrane, dryness, sharpness of vision, fatigue syndrome. Providing treatment recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
Consultation with Gynaecologist
Taking the medical case history related to patient's gynaecological condition. Performing an examination. Analysis of test results, prescription of treatment and giving recommendations if needed.
Preventive PAP smear test
Prevention of cervical cancer.
Ultrasound examination of genitals (vaginal echoscopy)
To look for signs of diseases affecting the uterus or ovaries.
Mammography (X-ray examination of breasts)
A mammography produces an image e of breast tissue on film. Thus, it is used to visualise normal and abnormal structures within the breast. Mammography, therefore, can help in identifying cysts, calcifications, mastitis (breast inflammation), mastopathy (diseases of the mammary gland), normal and abnormal axillary (armpit) lymph nodes and tumours within the breast. It is currently the most efficient screening method to detect early breast cancer as physical examinations typically find breast cancers when they are much larger than those detected by mammography.
Ultrasound examination of thyroid
Thyroid ultrasound is the most common, safe and cost effective way to image the thyroid gland and its pathology. It helps to assess thyroid goitres, nodules, cysts, cancers, post-operative remnants, cervical lymph nodes.
ServiceWhat for
Consultation with Internist
Initial consultation to take your medical history and carry out an examination to assess the general health and detect key indicators for potential health issues.
Taking Blood Pressure.
After all tests are completed, a further consultation is undertaken to discuss the results with you, identify potential diseases and give recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
General blood tests:
• Blood test (erythrocytes, leukocytes, haemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets)
• White blood cell differential
• Blood sedimentation rate
By checking the types and numbers of cells in the blood, this test can give an indication of the overall health condition of the body. The test can also provide important clues about the presence of certain health issues such as acute and chronic infections, inflammatory diseases, blood cancer and cancer in other localisations, anaemia, allergies, parasitic and other diseases and other health conditions. Blood tests also can help find potential problems early, when treatments or lifestyle changes may work best.
Biochemical blood tests:
• Glucose
• Cholesterol level
• Bad cholesterol LDL
• Good cholesterol HDL
• Triglycerides level
• Aspartate transaminase (AST)
• Alanine transaminase (ALT)
• HBsAg
• anti HCV
Abnormal values of these tests indicates correspondingly diabetes or increased risk of atherosclerosis, that is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries and may partially or totally block the blood's flow through an artery in the heart, brain, pelvis, legs, arms or kidneys, hence it can lead to development of diseases that include coronary heart disease, angina, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease and chronic kidney disease as well as myocardial infarction and cerebral attack. Few of the test can indicate conditions like hepatitis or cirrhosis, heart attack or heart failure, kidney or lung damage, mononucleosis, muscular dystrophy, some types of cancer. Additionally, some of the tests can indicate diseases of the liver as well as chronic viral hepatitis.
General urine test
A urine test checks different components of the urine and provides information about the general body condition, as well as potential problems. The test is commonly used to diagnose a urinary tract or kidney infection, to evaluate causes of renal failure, to screen for progression of some chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure (hypertension).
Thyroid gland function test:
• Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
• FT4
• FT3
• Microsomic thyroid antibodies (MAAK)
Thyroid hormones (T4 and T3) are produced by the thyroid gland and are regulated by TSH made by the pituitary gland in the brain. These hormones affect every cell and all the organs of the body.
Microsomes are found inside thyroid cells. The body produces antibodies to microsomes when there has been damage to thyroid cells.
The tests evaluate thyroid function, serve as early markers of thyroid diseases and may help diagnose the cause of the thyroid problems, including Hashimoto thyroiditis. They are also used to find out if an immune or autoimmune disorder is damaging the thyroid. Complications linked to hyperthyroidism include irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation), congestive heart failure; miscarriage, osteoporosis and bone fractures (hyperthyroidism causes your bones to lose calcium faster than usual).
Resting ECG (Electrocardiogram)
An electrocardiogram measures the electrical activity of the heart. It provides information for the heart functioning and can detect different heart diseases such as myocardial infarction, heart failure and heart rhythm disorder.
Thorax (chest) X-ray
Chest X-rays produce images of the heart, lungs, blood vessels, airways, and the bones of the chest and spine. It can revel fluid in or around the lungs or air surrounding a lung. The image helps determine whether the patient has heart problems, a collapsed lung, pneumonia, broken ribs, emphysema, tuberculosis, cancer, or any of several other conditions.
Abdominal ultrasound
This is a type of imaging test, which is used to look at organs in the abdomen, including the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen. The blood vessels that lead to some of these organs, such as the inferior vena cava and aorta, can also be examined. Ultrasound may be used to evaluate a variety of conditions, including kidney stones or congenital defect, gallbladder stones, pancreatitis, tumours, abnormal liver function or abdominal pain or bloating.
Consultation with Ophthalmologist (eyes and vision)
Taking the medical case history related to patient's eye and vision condition. Carrying out an examination for eye diseases: nearsightedness, long-sightedness, inflammation of the eyelids and conjunctive membrane, dryness, sharpness of vision, fatigue syndrome. Providing treatment recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
Exercise ECG (Electrocardiogram)
An exercise electrocardiogram checks for changes in the electrical activity of the heart while exercising. Sometimes abnormalities can be seen only during exercise of while symptoms are present.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
This test may be done to screen for prostate cancer.
ServiceWhat for
Consultation with Mammologist
Initial consultation to take your medical case history related to possible breast cancer. Carrying out an examination.
After all tests are completed, a further consultation to discuss the results with you, identify potential diseases and give recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
General blood tests:
• Blood test (erythrocytes, leukocytes, haemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets)
• White blood cell differential
• Blood sedimentation rate
By checking the types and numbers of cells in the blood, this test can give an indication of the overall health condition of the body. The test can also provide important clues about the presence of certain health issues such as acute and chronic infections, inflammatory diseases, blood cancer and cancer in other locations, anaemia, allergies, parasitic and other diseases and other health conditions. Blood tests also can help find potential problems early, when treatments or lifestyle changes may work best.
General urine test
A urine test checks different components of the urine and provides information about the general body condition, as well as potential problems. The test is commonly used to diagnose a urinary tract or kidney infection, to evaluate causes of renal failure, to screen for progression of some chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure (hypertension).
Image diagnostics of breasts
• Ultrasound is recommended for women under 40
• Mammography (X-ray examination) is recommended for women above 40 and in case the ultrasound reveals features that need attention or the clinical case requires additional investigation.
The primary use of breast ultrasound today is to help determine the nature of the breast abnormalities detected by a physician during a physical exam and to supplement barest cancer screening. It also helps characterise abnormalities seen on mammography.
A mammography produces an image of breast tissue on film. Thus, it is used to visualise normal and abnormal structures within the breast. Mammography, therefore, can help in identifying cysts, calcifications, mastitis (breast inflammation), mastopathy (diseases of the mammary gland), normal and abnormal axillary (armpit) lymph nodes and tumours within the breast. It is currently the most efficient screening method to detect early breast cancer as physical examinations typically find breast cancers when they are much larger than those detected by mammography.
Fine needle aspiration*
Fine needle aspiration is a type of biopsy procedure. The sample collected during fine needle aspiration from the abnormally appearing tissue, or body fluid can help determine the nature or diagnosis of the lesion, to plan treatment if necessary or to rule out conditions such as cancer.
Cytopathological test of fine needle aspirate*
Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a valuable tool in the preoperative assessment of breast masses. Although to differentiate benign from malignant lesions is one of the primary goals of FNAC there are instances where it is not possible. Even though the test shows high accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity one should be aware that it has an element of subjectivity.
CA 15-3
This biomarker although highly associated with breast cancer is mainly used in combination with another testing to aid physicians in following the course of cancer in patients.

* Carried out only when the test is prescribed by oncologists after primary examination.

ServiceWhat for
Consultation with Gynaecologist
Initial consultation to take your medical history related to possible gynaecological and urinary tract diseases. Carry out an examination. Blood pressure measurement.
After all tests are completed, a further consultation is undertaken to discuss the results with you, identify potential diseases and give recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
General blood tests:
• Blood test (erythrocytes, leukocytes, haemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets)
• White blood cell differential
• Blood sedimentation rate
By checking the types and numbers of cells in the blood, this test can give an indication of the overall health condition of the body. The test can also provide important clues about the presence of certain health issues such as acute and chronic infections, inflammatory diseases, blood cancer and cancer in other localisations, anaemia, allergies, parasitic and other diseases and other health conditions. Blood tests also can help find potential problems early, when treatments or lifestyle changes may work best.
Glucose level
It is an indicator for diabetes, a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. If not managed successfully it can lead to wide variety of secondary diseases, most common being: heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, amputations, vision loss.
Creatinine
Creatinine is a reasonably reliable indicator of kidney function. Elevated creatinine level signifies impaired kidney function or kidney disease.
Uric acid
Abnormal concentrations of uric acid are associated with a variety of medical conditions including diabetes and kidney stones. High blood concentrations of uric acid can lead to gout.
Urea
Diseases that compromise the function of the kidney often lead to increased blood levels of urea.
CA-125 test
In some cases, this test may be used to look for early signs of ovarian cancer in women with a very high risk of the disease.
General urine test
A urine test checks different components of the urine and provides information about the general body condition, as well as potential problems. The test is commonly used to diagnose a urinary tract or kidney infection, to evaluate causes of renal failure, to screen for progression of some chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure (hypertension).
Preventive cytopathological test (PAP smear)
Evaluation of the risk of cervical cancer.
Determination of the level of cleanness of vaginal flora
Prevention of inflammatory and sexually transmitted diseases.
Ultrasound examination of genitals (vaginal ultrasound)
A transvaginal ultrasound is a type of pelvic ultrasound used to examine female reproductive organs. This includes the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina. Imaging tests can identify abnormalities and help doctors diagnose conditions.
Ultrasound of uropoetic system (kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, urethra)
A urology system ultrasound may be used to assess the size, location, and shape of the kidneys and related structures, such as the ureters and bladder. Ultrasound can detect cysts, tumours, abscesses, obstructions, fluid collection, and infection within or around the kidneys. Calculi (stones) of the kidneys and ureters may be detected by ultrasound as well.
ServiceWhat for
Consultation with Cardiologist
Initial consultation to take your medical history related to the cardiovascular system. Carrying out an examination. Blood pressure measurement.
After all tests are completed, a further consultation is undertaken to discuss the results the results with you, identify potential diseases and give recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
General blood tests:
• Blood test (erythrocytes, leukocytes, haemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets)
• White blood cell differential
• Blood sedimentation rate
By checking the types and numbers of cells in the blood, this test can give an indication of the overall health condition of the body. The test can also provide important clues about the presence of certain health issues such as acute and chronic infections, inflammatory diseases, blood cancer and cancer in other locations, anaemia, allergies and other diseases and other health conditions. Blood tests also can help find potential problems early, when treatments or lifestyle changes may work best.
Biochemical blood tests:
• Glucose
• Cholesterol level
• Bad cholesterol LDL
• Good cholesterol
• HDL
• Aspartate transaminase (AST)
• Alanine transaminase (ALT)
• HBsAg
• anti HCV
Abnormal values of these tests indicates correspondingly diabetes or increased risk of arteriosclerosis, that is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries and may partially or totally block the blood's flow through an artery in the heart, brain, pelvis, legs, arms or kidneys, hence it can lead to development of diseases that include coronary heart disease, angina, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease and chronic kidney disease as well as myocardial infarction and cerebral attack. Few of the test can indicate conditions like hepatitis or cirrhosis, heart attack or heart failure, kidney or lung damage, mononucleosis, muscular dystrophy, some types of cancer. Additionally, some of the tests can indicate diseases of the liver as well as chronic viral hepatitis.
Triglycerides level
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. High triglycerides might raise the risk of heart disease and may be a sign of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is the combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, too much fat around the waist, low HDL ("good") cholesterol, and high triglycerides. Metabolic syndrome increases your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
High triglycerides are usually caused by other conditions, such as obesity, poorly controlled diabetes, an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), drinking a lot of alcohol.
Glucose levels
It is an indicator for diabetes, a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. If not managed successfully it can lead to wide variety of secondary diseases, most common being: heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, amputations, vision loss.
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
Thyroid-stimulating hormone is not produced by your thyroid! It is produced by your pituitary gland in your brain. When the pituitary detects even the slightest decrease in thyroid hormone production, it releases a greater amount of TSH to encourage the thyroid gland to make more hormones.
The goal of the TSH test is to determine whether your TSH levels are within the normal range. If they are higher than they should be, this may indicate Hashimoto's thyroiditis (and, in turn, hypothyroidism). Complications linked to hyperthyroidism include irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation), congestive heart failure, miscarriage, osteoporosis and bone fractures (hyperthyroidism causes your bones to lose calcium faster than usual).
General urine test
A urine test checks different components of the urine and provides information about the general body condition, as well as potential problems. The test is commonly used to diagnose a urinary tract or kidney infection, to evaluate causes of renal failure, to screen for progression of some chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure (hypertension).
Resting ECG (Electrocardiogram)
An electrocardiogram measures the electrical activity of the heart. It provides information for the heart functioning and can detect different heart diseases such as myocardial infarction, heart failure and heart rhythm disorder.
Exercise ECG (Electrocardiogram)
An exercise electrocardiogram checks for changes in the electrical activity of the heart while exercising. Sometimes abnormalities can be seen only during exercise of while symptoms are present.
Heart ultrasound (echocardiography) with dopplerometry
Echocardiography together with dopplerometry provides invaluable information regarding the size of the chambers and pumping function of the heart.
Doppler is a special part of the ultrasound examination that assess blood flow (direction and velocity) in the heart. It evaluates the size, thickness and movement of heart structures (chambers, valves, etc.)
ServiceWhat for
Consultation with Cardiologist
Initial consultation to take your medical history related to the cardiovascular system of the patient. Carrying out an examination. Blood pressure measurement.
After all tests are completed, a further consultation is undertaken to discuss the results with you, identify potential diseases and give recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
Neurologist Consultation
Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. The neurologist treats disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy.
General blood tests:
• Blood test (erythrocytes, leukocytes, haemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets)
• White blood cell differential
• Blood sedimentation rate
By checking the types and numbers of cells in the blood, this test can give an indication of the overall health condition of the body. The test can also provide important clues about the presence of certain health issues such as acute and chronic infections, inflammatory diseases, blood cancer and cancer in other localisations, anaemia, allergies, parasitic and other diseases and other health conditions. Blood tests also can help find potential problems early, when treatments or lifestyle changes may work best.
Biochemical blood tests:
• Glucose
• Cholesterol level
• Bad cholesterol LDL
• Good cholesterol
• HDL
• Triglycerides level
• Aspartate transaminase (AST)
• Alanine transaminase (ALT)
• HBsAg
• anti HCV
Abnormal values of these tests indicates correspondingly diabetes or increased risk of atherosclerosis, that is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries and may partially or totally block the blood's flow through an artery in the heart, brain, pelvis, legs, arms or kidneys, hence it can lead to development of diseases that include coronary heart disease, angina, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease and chronic kidney disease as well as myocardial infarction and cerebral attack. Few of the test can indicate conditions like hepatitis or cirrhosis, heart attack or heart failure, kidney or lung damage, mononucleosis, muscular dystrophy, some types of cancer. Additionally, some of the tests can indicate diseases of the liver as well as chronic viral hepatitis.
Ultrasound of the neck‘s blood vessels
Carotid ultrasound tests for blocked or narrowed carotid arteries, which can increase the risk of stroke.
Resting ECG (Electrocardiogram)
Chest X-rays produce images of the heart, lungs, blood vessels, airways, and the bones of the chest and spine. It can revel fluid in or around the lungs or air surrounding a lung. The image helps determine whether the patient has heart problems, a collapsed lung, pneumonia, broken ribs, emphysema, tuberculosis, cancer, or any of several other conditions.
ServiceWhat for
Consultation with Pulmonologist
Initial consultation to take your medical history. Carrying out an examination. Blood pressure measurement.
After all tests are completed, a further consultation is undertaken to discuss the results with you, identify potential diseases and give recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
General blood tests:
• Blood test (erythrocytes, leukocytes, haemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets)
• White blood cell differential
• Blood sedimentation rate
By checking the types and numbers of cells in the blood, this test can give an indication of the overall health condition of the body. The test can also provide important clues about the presence of certain health issues such as acute and chronic infections, inflammatory diseases, blood cancer and cancer in other localisations, anaemia, allergies, parasitic and other diseases and other health conditions. Blood tests also can help find potential problems early, when treatments or lifestyle changes may work best.
General urine test
A urine test checks different components of the urine and provides information about the general body condition, as well as potential problems. The test is commonly used to diagnose a urinary tract or kidney infection, to evaluate causes of renal failure, to screen for progression of some chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure (hypertension).
General x-ray or radiography of thorax

Chest X-rays can show the size, shape, and location of the heart, lungs, bronchi, aorta, pulmonary arteries, mid-chest area (mediastinum), and bones of patient's chest. It can help the doctor see how well patient's lungs and heart are working, likewise identifying various abnormalities helps set a diagnosis.
External breathing functions test:
• FVC – forced vital lungs capacity,
• FEV1 – forced expiratory volume in 1 minute,
• FEV1/FVC – Gensler's index,
• PEF – peak expiratory flow rate,
• MEF 75% MEF 50% MEF 25% - maximal expiratory flow rate.
External breathing function tests are non-invasive tests that show how well the lungs are working. The tests measure lung volume, capacity and rates of flow. This information can help the healthcare provider diagnose and decide the treatment of certain lung disorders.
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Consultation with Internist
Initial consultation to take your medical history and carry out an examination to assess the general health and detect key indicators for potential health issues.
After all tests are completed, a further consultation is undetrtaken to discuss the results with you, identify potential diseases and give recommendations and prescriptions if needed.
Consultation with Endocrinologist
Endocrinology is a specialist of medicine, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses related to hormones. Endocrinology also focuses on the endocrine glands and tissues that secrete hormones.
Endocrinology covers such human functions as the coordination of metabolism, respiration, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement.
Some of the most common diseases and disorders that endocrinologists manage are diabetes, thyroid disorders, and infertility.
Consultation with Neurologist

Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. The neurologist treats disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy.
Consultation with Cardiologist

Cardiologists diagnose and treat diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels—the cardiovascular system, such as CVD.
Blood pressure measurement
Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels. Low blood pressure can be due to many reasons, including illness. Naturally low blood pressure doesn't usually need to be treated unless it's causing symptoms such as dizziness or recurrent falls. Often the cause of high blood pressure is unknown, but several factors can increase the risk of developing the condition. In some cases, high blood pressure can be due to an underlying health condition. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to wide variety of mild to severe complications such as heart attack or stroke, aneurysm, heart failure, organ insufficiency, vision loss.
Resting ECG (Electrocardiogram)
An electrocardiogram measures the electrical activity of the heart. It provides information for the heart functioning and can detect different heart diseases such as myocardial infarction, heart failure and heart rhythm disorder.
Thorax (chest) X-ray
Chest X-rays produce images of the heart, lungs, blood vessels, airways, and the bones of the chest and spine. It can reveal fluid in or around the lungs or air surrounding a lung. The image helps determine whether the patient has heart problems, a collapsed lung, pneumonia, broken ribs, emphysema, tuberculosis, cancer, or any of several other conditions.
General blood tests:
• Blood test (erythrocytes, leukocytes, haemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets)
• White blood cell differential
• Blood sedimentation rate
By checking the types and numbers of cells in the blood, this test can give an indication of the overall health condition of the body. The test can also provide important clues about the presence of certain health issues such as acute and chronic infections, inflammatory diseases, blood cancer and cancer in other localisations, anaemia, allergies, parasitic and other diseases and other health conditions. Blood tests also can help find potential problems early, when treatments or lifestyle changes may work best.
Glucose level
It is an indicator for diabetes, a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. If not managed successfully it can lead to wide variety of secondary diseases, most common being: heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, amputations, vision loss.
General cholesterol level:
• Bad cholesterol (LDL)
• Good cholesterol (HDL)
Abnormal values of these tests indicates increased risk of atherosclerosis, that is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries and may partially or totally block the blood's flow through an artery in the heart, brain, pelvis, legs, arms or kidneys, hence it can lead to development of diseases that include coronary heart disease, angina, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease and chronic kidney disease as well as myocardial infarction and cerebral attack.
Thyroid gland function test:
• Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
• FT4
• FT3
• Microsomic thyroid antibodies (MAAK)
Thyroid hormones (T4 and T3) are produced by the thyroid gland and are regulated by TSH made by the pituitary gland in the brain. These hormones affect every cell and all the organs of the body.
Microsomes are found inside thyroid cells. The body produces antibodies to microsomes when there has been damage to thyroid cells.
The tests evaluate thyroid function, serve as early markers of thyroid diseases and may help diagnose the cause of the thyroid problems, including Hashimoto thyroiditis. They are also used to find out if an immune or autoimmune disorder is damaging the thyroid. Complications linked to hyperthyroidism include irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation), congestive heart failure, miscarriage, osteoporosis and bone fractures (hyperthyroidism causes your bones to lose calcium faster than usual).
Aspartate transminase (AST) and Alanine transminase (ALT) blood tests
Both AST and ALT levels, as well as their ratio, can test for liver or other organs diseases or damage. High levels can indicate conditions like hepatitis or cirrhosis, heart attack or heart failure, kidney or lung damage, mononucleosis, muscular dystrophy, some types of cancer.
Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) blood test
GGT is an enzyme found in a high level in the liver, kidney, pancreas, heart, and brain. It is also found in lesser amount in other tissues. Some of the conditions leading to increased GGT level are alcohol use, diabetes, liver diseases and tumours, lung diseases, heart failure, pancreas disease.
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) blood test
ALP is a protein found in all body tissues, being in higher amount in those of the liver, bile ducts, and bone. The test is performed to diagnose liver or bone disease. Abnormal results may be due to some conditions, among them: biliary obstructions, bone conditions, liver diseases or hepatitis, gallstones, pancreatitis, leukaemia, lymphoma.
Total bilirubin and direct bilirubin
This test may be used to help determine the cause of jaundice and/or help diagnose conditions such as liver disease (hepatitis), gallbladder disorders, blood diseases (hemolytic anaemia), and blockage of the bile ducts.
Creatinine
Creatinine has been found to be a fairly reliable indicator of kidney function. Elevated creatinine level signifies impaired kidney function.
General urine test
A urine test checks different components of the urine and provides information about the general body condition, as well as potential problems. The test is commonly used to diagnose a urinary tract or kidney infection, to evaluate causes of renal failure, to screen for progression of some chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure (hypertension).
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Specific eye tests
Fundus of the eye is a test that allows a doctor to see inside the back of the eye. It is performed to detect problems or diseases of the eye such as retina problems. Fundoscopy helps diagnose other conditions or diseases that affect the eye such as arterial hypertension and diabetes. It aids evaluate symptoms, such as headaches and detect other problems or conditions, such as head injuries or brain tumours.
Visual field testing
Tests for dysfunction in central and peripheral vision which may be caused by various diseases, among them: glaucoma, optic nerve damage from illnesses, damage to the retina, brain abnormalities such as those caused by strokes or tumours.
Selection of glasses (if necessary)

Correction for long or short-sightedness.

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