Full Body Checkup Tests and Health Checkup Packages
Full Body Checkup Tests and Health Checkup Packages

Many diseases have slow and silent symptoms. Avoiding a full-blown illness and high medical costs of treatment makes the Full body checkup tests attractive. Also known as health checkup packages they check your body functions for medical issues and assess risks of future medical problems. Most laboratories, hospitals, and wellness practitioners offer such packages at varied costs.

Importantly, risk- assessment will consider your age, parameters for vital functions, family history, lifestyle choices and other factors like alcohol, smoking, and dietary intake while advising you on the impact of the results and subsequent changes needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Early detection of illness always helps one cope better and is very useful in the preventive treatment and motivates you to adapt to living a healthy & active life. Generally, these tests are conducted in a clinic with samples being obtained if required from the comfort of your home.

Tests to confirm the wellness of each major organ in the body are grouped together and done with the least amount of invasion to give a comprehensive picture of health, predisposition to sickness, evaluating changes required and checking on the progress of symptoms to offer preventive and timely diagnosis and treatment.

By physically checking your weight and height the Total Body Fat Percentage/BMI is recorded. An ECG is mandated for a Heart Status checkup. The doctor will check your lungs physically and by means of an Xray. Vision tests, Hepatitis B check,
CT Calcium Score, Multi-Vitamin Check, Abdominal Check by palpating, Thyroid Profile checkup, Kidney Function screening, Screening of Neck Vessels check, Bone Mineral Densitometry Test for the aging, Fitness Markers test, and the Prostate-Specific Antigen check are routinely done by the physician and specialists and are a part of the package.

The normal full body checkup covers different tests grouped as below:

Complete Blood Count

  • Total Count
  • WBC and RBC Counts
  • Haemoglobin levels
Lipid Profile Tests

  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • VLDL Cholesterol
  • LDL/HDL Ratio
  • TC/HDL Ratio
Diabetes Check Test

Blood Glucose -Fasting and after food intake.

Renal Profile Tests (KFT)

  • Urea
  • Uric Acid
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
  • Serum Creatinine
  • BUN/Serum Creatinine Ratio
  • Urea/Serum Creatinine Ratio
  • Protein – Total
  • Serum Albumin
  • Serum Globulin
  • Serum Albumin/Globulin Ratio
Liver tests (LFT)

  • Alkaline Phosphatase
  • Bilirubin – Conjugated
  • Bilirubin – Unconjugated
  • Protein
  • Serum Albumin
  • Serum Globulin
  • SGOT (AST)
  • SGPT (ALT)
  • Serum Albumin/Globulin Ratio
  • Gamma GT Test
Thyroid Tests

  • Triiodothyronine (T3)
  • Total Thyroxine (T4)
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
A full body checkup tests should ideally be started early in the morning with the blood test requiring fasting for more than 8 hours. Collection of a blood sample, urine, and stool sample in the morning is an important tool for diagnosis in the health checkup packages.

After an hour of ingesting breakfast, another blood sample, ECG, Xray, Ultrasound scans and so on can be completed. The visit with an experienced Physician should ideally be done with all test reports available. Money spent on such medical health checkup packages is given a set-off under expenses of the Income-tax department. Insurance agencies and medical companies also discount these packages because prevention is definitely better than a cure!