Before Check Up
What Should You Do Before Check-up?
It is of vital importance to comply with the following recommendations before check-up to achieve accurate check-up results.
- Be hungry: Do not take food after 12:00 a.m. the night before.
- Do not have breakfast or have a snack.
- Do not smoke, drink tea or coffee, or chew gum – Do not drink after 12:00 a.m.
- Try not to drink plenty of water – You can drink maximum 1 glass of water after 12:00 a.m.
- If you have medications to take in the morning at fasting state, do not take them for that day.
- Avoid alcohol for 3 days prior.
- Do not apply any cream to your body if your echocardiogram will be taken.
- Do not exercise on the day of for check-up.
- If you are pregnant or suspect pregnancy, you must inform your physician before starting the procedures.
- Please bring with you results of previous tests and examinations if any.
- Do not forget to bring your sportswear and sports shoes for the effort test.
- Do not wear ornaments.
- Check-up should not coincide with the menstruation days of women.
Postpone your Appointment
Please postpone your check-up appointment if you experience any one or more of the following events.
- If you have infection signs such as temperature, weakness, sore throat in the morning.
- If menstruation has started;
- If you are on an antibiotic regimen;
- If you have taken alcohol within the last 3 days.
Drug Use before Check-Up
Please discontinue the following drugs no later than 3 days prior to check up to achieve accurate check-up results.
- If you are regularly taking aspirin and your check-up package includes "fecal occult blood test”, discontinue aspirin 5 days before. If you have any disorder that requires you to take aspirin regularly (coronary heart disease, valvular heart disease, etc.), please note it down in the Drug Information Form.
- Herbal or food supplements
- Iron supplements
You do not need to discontinue drugs used for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, psychiatric diseases and neurological diseases. You can take the morning doses of these drugs after blood collection for check-up tests.