Executive Well Woman Check Up
A well woman examination is as exam usually recommended for most women to be done once a year to review elements of reproductive health. It is a fundamental part of medical care and is valuable in promoting practices, identifying medical problems and establishing clinical-patient relationship. Annual health assessment should include screening, evaluation and counseling and immunizations.
Gynecological exam usually includes pelvic examination & ultrasound, clinical breast examination, pappanicolau (pap smear) test and well woman blood tests.
Well Woman blood tests would require the patient to be fasting except water for 8 – 10 hours to check the following laboratory tests:
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
A blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia. It measures several components and features of your blood including red blood cells, white blood cells, hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets.
Fasting Blood Sugar
A blood test used to measure your fasting blood glucose which is commonly used to diagnose diabetes mellitus (a condition caused by too much glucose / sugar in the blood).
A panel of blood tests that serves as an initial board medical screening tool to check for abnormalities in lipid such as cholesterol and triglycerides.
Liver Function Test
It is a common test used to measure various chemicals in the blood made by the liver and see how well the liver is working.
Renal Panel / Kidney Function Test
It is a group of tests that is performed together to evaluate kidney or renal function. The tests measure levels of various substance including several minerals, electrolytes and proteins in the blood to determine the current status of the kidneys.
Thyroid Function Test
A blood test used to evaluate thyroid function and / or help diagnosed thyroid disorders.
Other Reasons for Well Woman Visits include the following:
Birth Control Pills
Discuss with your healthcare provider what your options are and any concerns about birth control. Examples are oral contraceptive pills, intrauterine device, condoms etc.
Learn about breast cancer, cervical & colon cancer.
Know more about recommended vaccinations for flu & HPV.