Full Blood Examination
Looks for thalassaemia, anaemia due to iron deficiency or Vitamin B12
deficiency, bacterial or viral infection, inflammation and platelet
(blood clotting) disorders.
Looks for signs of damage due to viral or alcoholic hepatitis, drugs
or herbs, fat infiltration, tumours and bile duct blockage.
Looks for signs of damage caused by kidney stones, drugs and herbs,
cancers, cysts and urinary tract infections.
Measures the glucose level to exclude diabetes mellitus and impaired
Measures total cholesterol and triglycerides as well as the HDL (good
cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol) subunits. High cholesterol has
been shown to be a risk factor in coronary heart disease (CHD).
Looks at a urine sample to check for urinary tract infections and
blood and protein from the urinary tract.
RPR (STD Test)
Tests for exposure to the Syphilis pathogen, Treponema palladium.
Untreated syphilis begins to damage the internal organs, including the
brain, nerves, eyes, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones, and joints.
In about one-third of untreated persons, this internal damage shows up
many years later in the late or tertiary stage of syphilis.