HealthCheck Tests

At NIIM we believe health is your most valuable asset. That is why we go to great lengths to determine any common deficiencies. The NIIM HealthChecks covers many or all major risk areas and provides a comprehensive panel of cutting-edge medical testing.

Medical Assessments
Comprehensive Health Questionnaire
• Medical history
• Risk assessment by body systems
• Diet and lifestyle assessment
Physical Assessment
• Height, Weight, Waist & Hip circumference
• Blood Pressure
• Hearing Check and Visual Acuity
• Spirometry and Pulse Wave Analysis
Integrative GP Consultation
Musculoskeletal Assessment
Resting 12-Lead ECG
Psychologist - Emotional Wellbeing and Performance Enhancement
Darkfield Microscopy consultation with Naturopath
Comprehensive Written Report
Follow-Up Consultation with GP
Radiology
Abdominal Ultrasound
Pelvic Ultrasound (Women)
Bone Densitometry (DEXA scan)
Stress Echocardiograph (Exercise Stress Test)
Pathology
Full Blood Examination incl. Hb, erythrocytes, MCV, MCH, Hct, platelets, leucocytes: neutrophils, lymphocytes
Kidney function incl. serum electrolytes, urea, creatinine, and eGFR
Liver function incl. GGT, AST, ALT, ALP, bilirubin, globulin, albumin, and total protein
Fasting Blood Glucose
Fasting Insulin
Cholesterol levels and ratios
Iron studies incl. ferritin and transferrin
Serum PSA and ratios (men)
Vitamin D
Red Cell Magnesium
Plasma zinc
Vitamin B12
Hormone Profile - inc. Testosterone, Oestradiol, Progesterone, SHBG, FSH, LH
DHEA-s & Cortisol (am)
High sensitive C-Reactive protein
ESR
Lipoprotein (a)
Serum Homocysteine
Thyroid Function Test - inc. TSH, T3, T4 and Antibodies
Urinary Iodine
Urinalysis
Faecal Occult Blood
G6PD

MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS

Integrative GP Examination and Follow Up

NIIM General Practitioners emphasise the integrative approach. In assessing and interpreting your HealthCheck results, your GP will discuss changes to prevent and manage illness. Unlike other programs, the EIH provides a follow up consultation to track progress and allow patients to discuss challenges and successes of implementing a health program. 

Health and Clinical Assessment

The Health and Clinical Assessment targets areas of everyday living that can affect short and long term health outcomes, such as stress and relaxation, exercise, mood and energy levels. Combined with the Diet Analysis, a “health snapshot” is created and forms a distinctively individual context for testing results. This component also incorporates a detailed Health Questionnaire.

Osteopathic Musculoskeletal assessment

The philosophy of Osteopathy is to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. It places emphasis on the relationships between the body’s structure, framework and function, teaching the appreciation of the body’s ability to heal itself. The Osteopath will assess your posture, muscular strength, ranges of movement, any strains or injuries, while taking into account lifestyle and environmental factors for the most appropriate training planning.

Central Blood Pressure – Pulse Wave Analysis (SphygmoCor)

SphygmoCor is the global gold standard in central blood pressure assessment. This non-invasive screening tool obtains important cardiovascular data, including arterial elasticity measurements. SphygmoCor allows clinicians and researchers to measure the pressures that the heart actually experiences, is painless, quick and provides instantaneous results.

Lung Function (Spirometry)

By blowing into a mouthpiece connected to a spirometer, the airflow and air volume in and out of the lungs can be measured. The test is used to screen for a number of lung conditions and diseases.

Resting 12-Lead ECG

Electrodes are placed on the chest, arms and legs to pick up the signals of the heart beat. These signals are printed on an electrocardiogram (ECG) in the form of a graph. The test is painless and only takes a few minutes. The test is used to screen for cardiac abnormalities and diseases.

Psychologist – Emotional Well-being and Performance Enhancement

A psychologist evaluates competencies and limitations in an objective but helpful manner to provide tools for maintaining emotional wellbeing.

Written Report

Upon completion, you will receive a written report with all of your clinical results, along with individual recommendations.

 

RADIOLOGY

Stress Echocardiograph (Exercise stress test)

This procedure determines how well your heart and blood vessels are working. This test involves exercise on a treadmill while a Cardiologist monitors your blood pressure and heart.

Abdominal Ultrasound

The abdominal ultrasound is a radiation-free test that produces images of organs in the abdomen. The test is not painful and is usually performed to determine the cause of abdominal pain and abnormalities. Patients may be asked to abstain from eating or drinking prior to the test. 

Bone Densitometry

Densitometry, or bone density scanning, measures bone density via a full body scan, which is important in diagnosing conditions such as osteoporosis and can also be used to help with dietary analysis. This test usually takes 10 – 30 minutes. 

Pelvic Ultrasound (for women)

The pelvic ultrasound is a radiation-free test that produces images of pelvic region. The test is not painful and is usually performed to test for any abnormalities.

 

PATHOLOGY

Comprehensive Pathology

Full Spectrum Pathology testing covers a comprehensive range of health impeding processes in the body, including vitamin and mineral deficiency and toxicity, white and red blood cell count, mineral and trace element levels, inflammation, cancer markers and more. Our pathology testing includes the following:

Full Blood Examination

This blood test looks at haematology and provides important information about the type, number and appearance of cells in the blood, especially red blood cells (vital for carrying oxygen around the body), white blood cells (key to the body’s immune system), and platelets (clotting cells) (important for controlling and stopping bleeding).

ESR

ESR is a nonspecific marker that indirectly measures how much inflammation is in the body to help diagnose conditions that can cause such inflammation, pain, and other symptoms.

Liver and Kidney function

Liver and kidney function tests screen for substances involved in the proper functioning of these organs. Abnormal results can indicate a variety of liver or kidney problems, such as infection, toxicity or nutrient deficiencies.

Lipids & Triglycerides

Total cholesterol results are broken down into the types of lipids and triglycerides found in the body. As different levels of different types of lipids are associated with various health or disease states, this test provides a clearer indication of the role cholesterol plays in your health.

Fasting Blood Glucose

This is a measure of the glucose level in your blood. Elevated fasting glucose levels may be an early sign of diabetes. Low levels could indicate too much insulin in the blood.

Fasting Insulin

This blood test measures the level of insulin in the blood and can help diagnose the cause of low blood sugar as well as diabetes.

C-Reactive Protein

C-reactive protein is a blood marker associated with inflammatory processes and high levels may be indicative of inflammation and related disease.

Serum Homocysteine

Elevated homocysteine is a strong indicator for heart disease. High homocysteine levels indicate that the LDL cholesterol (even if at very low levels – naturally or due to medications) is able to stick to the blood vessel walls, potentially causing blockages in the future. A high result is also a marker for B12 deficiency.

Lipoprotein (a)

Lipoprotein(a) are small, dense, inflammatory lipoprotein molecules made in the liver, which produce change in both the viscosity and flow of blood through arteries throughout the body.

Red Cell Magnesium

The Red cell magnesium test is a nutritional blood test. Magnesium is a key element in enzyme processes throughout the entire body.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D regulates calcium and phosphate blood levels, and is involved in immune system modulation, bone mineralisation, control of normal cell growth, regulation of insulin secretion and blood sugar control.

Plasma Zinc

Zinc is necessary for immune function, wound healing, your sense of taste and smell, essential for cell division and growth, and regulates every metabolic reaction in your body.

Serum Ferritin + Iron studies

Serum Ferritin levels are directly proportional to the amount of iron stored in the body. This test evaluates how well your cells absorb and utilise iron.

Vitamin B12

B12 is essential for red blood cell production and nervous system functioning. In addition, it is required to maintain healthy (low) blood levels of homocysteine. Vitamin B12 levels commonly fall with age, and may result in increasing fatigue, anemia and neurological problems. Vegans and vegetarians are particularly prone to Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Thyroid Function Test (TSH, FT3, FT4 and thyroid antibodies)

An unbalanced thyroid gland can lead to digestive problems, weight gain, insomnia, fatigue, infertility, arthritis, and even osteoporosis. This test measures levels of thyroid hormones as well as antibodies to determine the health of the thyroid.

Urinary Iodine

Iodine is essential for the proper functioning of the thyroid glands, which regulate cellular energy expenditure, and is essential for cholesterol control and the proper functioning of the central nervous system.

Urinalysis

This test is a thorough assessment of kidney health, with a view to identifying any disease or damage. It is also used to diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Testosterone

This blood test checks for abnormal levels of testosterone, which may affect sexual libido, cause erectile problems and infertility in men and may promote male characteristics in women such as excessive hair.

Oestradiol

Oestradiol is a steroid hormone which primarily regulates female reproductive function. This test is useful to explain abnormal periods, heavy bleeding or symptoms of menopause.

Progesterone

Progesterone is a sex hormone produced mainly in the ovaries and is a crucial part of the menstrual cycle. It is a precursor to both estrogen and testosterone and is involved in the functioning of the brain, nervous system and reproductive system.

FSH

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is a gonadotrophic hormone produced and released by cells in the brain. It is one of the hormones essential to pubertal development and the function of the ovaries and testes.

LH

Luteinising hormone (LH) is a gonadotrophic hormone produced and released by cells in the brain. It is crucial in regulating the function of the ovaries and testes.

SHBG

Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) is a protein that binds tightly to the hormones testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and estradiol. Changes in SHBG levels can affect the amount of hormone that is available to be used by the body’s tissues.

DHEAS

DHEA is a steroid hormone produced by cholesterol, which your body converts into other hormones, namely testosterone and oestrogen. Most of the DHEA in the body exists in the blood in the sulphated form DHEAS, which is what is measured in testing.

Cortisol (am)

Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It is vital for survival given its role in immunity, regulating blood pressure, releasing insulin for blood sugar maintenance as well as being involved in the stress response.

Serum PSA (males)

Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA is a protein made by the prostate which is naturally secreted into the bloodstream, and if elevated, can be a sign of possible prostate cancer.

Faecal Occult Blood

A bowel cancer test that uses a stool sample to detect small traces of blood found in cancers or in large polyps.

G6PD

This test measures the amount of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) in the red blood cells (RBCs). G6PD is an enzyme that protects red blood cells from the effects of oxidation. If there is insufficient G6PD, the RBCs become more vulnerable to oxidative damage.

 

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

Circulating Tumour Cell (CTC) analysis

The ISET CTC Test detects Circulating Tumour Cells in the blood. CTCs provide a biomarker for early cancer prognosis and treatment effectiveness. The number of CTC or CTC count indicates the risk of malignancy or the stage of cancer. NIIM’s CTC Analysis method is well established overseas and validated by substantial research. This test is available on request.
More information about the CTC Analysis