Healthcare Tips and Patient Information^
Blood test preparation
You are required to fast for between eight (8) to ten (10) hours prior to the test - which usually means an overnight fast.
During a fast, you must have nothing to eat or drink - water is acceptable, but NO soft drinks, tea, milk, coffee or fruit juices may be taken during the fast.
Taking routine medications is acceptable,
Unless you have been specifically instructed by the referring doctor not to take the medication prior to the test.
NO SMOKING on the day of the test and until test is completed.
No other drinks may be taken.
Since the introduction of the new immunisation schedule on the 1st of July 2018, children have had the benefit of being protected against the strains of Meningococcus ACWY when they turn 1 years of age.
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Part of maintaining good health, would be to see your doctor for a health assessment, even if you have no symptoms.
The frequency of this would be determined by many factors, including age, sex, medication and family history.
Much emphasis is on the collection and assessment of blood tests.
But equally as important, are addressing risk factors of smoking, alcohol consumption, lack of exercise, weight gain and sexually transmitted diseases.
During the consultation, remember to ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, weight and height, and to mention if you suffer from mental illness.
If your examination and results are clear, please see your doctor should you develop new symptoms or feel unwell.
Many conditions can still be missed on a health check and require reassessment.