Child growth assessment plan recommended for children below 14 years. Includes Growth Chart Plotting and Consultation with Endocrinologist.
The urine routine is a set of screening tests that can detect some common diseases. It may be used to screen for and/or help diagnose conditions such as a urinary tract infections, kidney disorders, liver problems, diabetes or other metabolic conditions, to name a few.
A urine routine examination or Urinanalysis is comprised of several chemical, microscopic and visual examinations used to detect cells, cell fragments and substances such as crystals or casts in the urine associated with the various conditions listed above. It can detect abnormalities that might require follow-up investigation and additional testing. Often, substances such as protein or glucose will begin to appear in the urine before people are aware that they may have a problem.
This is a pathological blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia. Abnormal increases or decreases in cell counts as revealed in a complete blood count may indicate that you have an underlying medical condition.
Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) is released by the Parathyroid glands. The 4 tiny Parathyroid glands are located in the neck, near or attached to the back side of the thyroid gland. The Thyroid gland is located in the neck, just above where your collarbones meet in the middle. PTH controls Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin D levels in the blood. It is important for regulating bone growth.
A Vitamin D test is used to:
> Determine if bone weakness, bone malformation, or abnormal metabolism of calcium (reflected by abnormal calcium, phosphorus, PTH) is occurring as a result of a deficiency or excess of Vitamin D
> Help diagnose or monitor problems with parathyroid gland functioning since PTH is essential for Vitamin D activation
> Screen people who are at high risk of deficiency, as recommended by the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the Institute of Medicine, and the Endocrine Society
> Help monitor the health status of individuals with diseases that interfere with fat absorption, such as cystic fibrosis and Crohn disease, since Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and is absorbed from the intestine like a fat
> Monitor people who have had gastric bypass surgery and may not be able to absorb enough Vitamin D
> Help determine the effectiveness of treatment when Vitamin D, calcium, phosphorus, and/or magnesium supplementation is prescribed
The usual blood test which checks that the kidneys are working properly measures the level of urea, creatinine and certain dissolved salts. If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, your doctor may recommend this test every 6 months.
Blood test to help diagnose and monitor liver disease or damage. The tests measure the levels of certain enzymes and proteins in your blood.Some of these tests measure how well the liver is performing its normal functions of producing protein and clearing bilirubin, a blood waste product. Other liver function tests measure enzymes that liver cells release in response to damage or disease.
Thyroid function tests are a series of blood tests used to measure health of thyroid gland. The thyroid produces two major hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). If your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of these hormones, you may experience symptoms such as weight gain, lack of energy, and depression. This condition is called hypothyroidism.If your thyroid gland produces too many hormones, you may experience weight loss, high levels of anxiety, tremors, and a sense of being on a high. This is called hyperthyroidism.
A blood glucose test measures the amount of glucose in your blood. Glucose, a type of simple sugar, is your body’s main source of energy. Your body converts the carbohydrates you eat into glucose.
Glucose testing is primarily done to check for type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that causes your blood glucose level to rise.
The amount of sugar in your blood is usually controlled by a hormone called insulin. However, if you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or the insulin produced doesn’t work properly. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Increased levels of blood sugar can lead to severe organ damage if left untreated.
In some cases, blood glucose testing may also be used to test for hypoglycemia. This condition occurs when the levels of glucose in your blood are too low.