What is a well man screen?
If you are man who is looking for a comprehensive health check, to assess factors which may be affecting your overall health you should consider our well man screen. The screen includes tests to check liver and kidney health, diabetes, and heart disease risk, as well as nutrition and energy. Additionally, the screen will also analyse iron levels, prostate health, and thyroid functioning. Overall, the screen is designed to provide insights into many important health markers which can be monitored over time.
Our well man screen requires you to provide a blood sample which will be collected by one of our nurses. Once your blood sample has been collected, it will be sent to our accredited laboratory for analysis.
What tests will you run on my sample?
Our comprehensive well man test will assess the following:
- Kidney profile. Potassium, sodium, urea, and creatinine
- Liver profile. Transaminases (alanine and asparagine), gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), alkaline phosphatase, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), bilirubin and albumin
- Bone profile. Protein, albumin, calcium, phosphorus, and alkaline phosphatase
- Cardiac profile. Transaminases (alanine and asparagine), creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase and potassium
- Lipid profile. Cholesterol, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol)
- Glucose. Measures your blood sugar levels
- Lp-PLA2 (PLAC) test. This test can assess inflammation in your arteries due to a build-up of cholesterol, therefore helping to assess your risk of heart disease or stroke
- Prostate profile. This test measures the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood which, if above the normal levels, can indicate prostate cancer
- Thyroid profile. This test can determine whether you have the correct level of thyroid hormones for a healthy metabolism
- Ferritin. This test measures the amount of iron stored in the body and can diagnose anaemia or iron overload
- Chloride. Essential for digestion. Helps to balance electrolytes, as well as acidity and alkalinity, which helps to maintain a healthy pH
- Uric acid. High levels may indicate gout
- Full blood count (FBC) with a 5-part differential. This test checks the level of all your different blood cells to identify any abnormalities
- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). The ESR measures the rate at which blood cells settle in a tube. Faster rates can indicate inflammatory problems
When will I receive my test results?
After your sample has arrived at our certified laboratory, your results will be available within one working day. You can access your results at any time by logging into our secure patient area on our website. When all of your results are available, a member of our Patient Services team will contact you.
What if my results show abnormal levels?
You should seek professional advice from a doctor if your well man screen results show abnormal levels. You may be prescribed medication, and further testing may be recommended to ensure the success of the treatment. Better2Know can arrange private consultations throughout Ireland with our network of skilled doctors or, if you would prefer, you can take your results to your own GP.
Book your well man screen now
Please call Better2Know on the number above to book your well man screen. A member of our Patient Services team will be able to book you in for the screen and answer any questions you may have.
Better2Know offer a wide range of health tests and screens throughout Ireland. For your convenience, our welcoming and experienced team are available 24/7.