According to the World Health Organization COVID-19 stats, the world has reached the 24 million mark in terms of cases, with 15.6 million recoveries, and 821,000 deaths. The increasing numbers have stretched the healthcare infrastructure to its fullest. While everyone is getting more concerned about their health, it is not safe to step out of the house and visit your healthcare professionals. You can, however, book a number of medical tests from the safety of your home using Meddo’s one stop healthcare solutions for all your needs. In this blog post, we discuss five such essential tests you can book online.
1. Lipid Profile
A panel of blood tests that screen for abnormalities in lipids, such as triglycerides and cholesterol. Patients are generally advised to fast for 9-12 hours (drinking water only) before having their blood drawn. Generally, adults with no risk factors should go for this test every 4 to 6 years and those with some health conditions, such as Coronary Heart Disease, increased risk to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), and those taking cholesterol-lowering medications, should monitor their lipid profiles at regular intervals or as recommended by their doctor. After booking the test online, a representative from the lab will come to collect the blood sample from your home.
2. Dengue NS1
Dengue NS1 is to find out whether a person is infected with the dengue virus. It is mostly used for people who have travelled to an area where dengue infections are common or have symptoms like sudden high fever (104°F or higher), rashes, swollen glands, joint and muscle pain, fatigue, and severe headache. India usually witnesses a surge in Dengue cases in the current monsoon season. This procedure of sample collection usually takes no more than five minutes, and does not require fasting or other preparations.
3. Blood Sugar Test
Blood sugar tests are the most common diagnostic tests to detect type 1 (insulin-dependent) and type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Although many home kits are available which people can use to check their sugar levels without any assistance, for the most accurate results, patients can book an online test from the Meddo App. The lab representative will come to collect the patient’s blood sample. Generally, patients are asked to fast for 12 hours before the sample collection.
4. Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy tests detect the pregnancy hormone or hCG in the blood or urine. Although home pregnancy kits give 99 percent accurate results, some doctors ask for a blood or urine test to be certain. Blood tests are more accurate and can tell whether a woman is pregnant about 6 to 8 days after the ovulation. There are two types of blood tests to check for pregnancy: Quantitative blood test (or the beta hCG test), which measures the exact amount of hCG in the blood, and Qualitative hCG blood tests, which just detects the presence of the pregnancy hormone.
5. Liver Function Test
Liver function tests or hepatic panels are groups of blood tests that tell about the condition of a patient’s liver. These tests detect activated prothrombin time, Partial Thromboplastin Time, albumin, and bilirubin. After booking the liver function test online, a lab person will come to draw the patient’s blood at home. Generally, there is no preparation required before the test, unless prescribed by the doctor.
In present times, more people are at risk of getting serious diseases that can weaken the immune system, making the body more vulnerable to many illnesses. Monitoring the health of patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart issues is even more important with the current pandemic. Meddo health ensures the highest standards of safety and hygiene for our home collection partners, including frequent sanitization and monitoring with Arogya Setu app.. If you or a loved one has been experiencing any health concerns, you can also book an online consultation through Meddo with 100% cashback on every appointment booking (Terms and Conditions Apply). Download the app today to get a spectrum of world-class healthcare services. If you have any questions, simply call 1860-258-3123 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.