Health Checks

Bespoke health checks

At Travel Klinix we’re able to offer a number of health checks to keep you and your family as healthy as possible.

  • Cardiovascular (CVD) disease 
  • Infection screen
  • TB screen
  • Coeliac disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease screen
  • Fatigue screen
  • Endocrine screen
  • Liver function
  • Female hormone screen
  • Ovarian Cancer screen
  • Tumour Markers

See more detailed information below.

 

Cardiovascular health screen (£150)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a common condition affecting the blood vessels. This resultsin a wide range of conditions including coronary heart disease, stroke and transient ischaemic attacks (also known as mini-strokes), aortic disease and peripheral arterial disease.

Fatty deposits in the arteries may cause these conditions. To prevent CVD developing, it is therefore important to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

This comprehensive screen helps to identify the risk of CVD through using a number of evidence-based markers and provides you with a 10 year risk score. Tests included in the screen-

  • Height, Weight and body mass index
  • BP
  • Urine analysis
  • Glucose
  • Lipids- including cholesterol
  • Renal function
  • Liver function

We will also ask you your age, ethnic background, family history , dietary habits and exercise. With this information will then give you a percentage risk of you developing CVD over the next 10 years.

 

 

Infection screening (£208)

  • HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C screening
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea screen

HIV and Hepatitis B and C are conditions caused by viruses and can be transmitted sexually, through infected blood or body fluids and from mother to child. These can result in changes to the immune system and liver function, and can cause symptoms such as flu-like illness, abdominal pain, jaundice and fatigue. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection which can result in sores at the site of infection (usually the genitals), painful urination, skin rashes, fever and general unwellness. At worst, syphilis may affect the brain and nervous system causing weakness in the muscles, dementia and seizures.

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are common sexually transmitted infections which often cause no symptoms. The consequences of chlamydia and gonorrhea may include difficulty conceiving or infertility, widespread pelvic infection and painful urination.

This package consists of both blood and urine tests

 

Tuberculosis screening (£185)

TB is a highly infectious disease caused by a bacteria which is commonly spread in water droplets from an infected person, through coughing or sneezing.

TB can affect any organ of the body though most commonly affects the lungs. You can learn more here, in our BCG blog.

Proof of TB vaccination or absence of infection may be necessary to meet certain VISA requirements.

  • Quantiferon– This is a blood test which requires a single sample and visit (unlike the Tuberculin Skin Test). The test detects a marker of immune response to TB and can be used to detect latent TB or active infection.
  • Chest x-ray

 

 

 

Coeliac  and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) screen (£140)

Coeliac disease and IBD are autoimmune diseases which affect the lining of the gut. In Coeliac Disease, gluten sensitivity causes damage to the digestive system. IBD can also affect many parts of the digestive tract and is caused by a variety of genetic and environmental factors.

Both conditions may cause similar symptoms such as significant diarrhoea, bleeding, weight loss and pain.

The screening package includes blood tests for both conditions. 

  •  Anti-TTG antibodies (blood test) – Coeliac disease
  • Faecal Calprotectin (stool test) – Inflammatory bowel disease

 

Liver screen

The liver is vital for many functions in the body. These processes can be affected by metabolic conditions, infections (such as hepatitis), inflammation of the liver and chronic alcohol misuse.

Structural changes may occur if the liver is damaged. Ultrasound may show enlargement, shrinkage or masses in the liver which may indicate disease.

Furthermore, damage to the level cells causes the release of different substances into the blood. These can then be measured using simple blood tests.

  • Liver function tests (£37)
  • Ultrasound of the liver (Price TBC)

 

Endocrine screen (£120)

The endocrine system is responsible for energy levels in the body, sugar control and metabolism. Endocrine diseases may cause many symptoms including

  • Tiredness,
  • Lack of energy,
  • Weight loss or gain,
  • Depression
  • Skin changes
  • General malaise.

The package evaluates the levels and actions of insulin, thyroxine and cortisol.

  • Thyroid function tests
  • Glucose
  • HBA 1C
  • Cortisol

 

Fatigue screen (£140)

There are many different causes of fatigue. These include endocrine disease, vitamin deficiency and anaemia. Endocrine disease can result in poor metabolic function and decreased energy production resulting in tiredness and fatigue. 

  • Full blood count
  • B12
  • Folate
  • Thyroid function tests
  • Glucose
  • Cortisol
  • Vitamin D
  • Renal function tests
  • Liver function tests
  • Bone biochemistry
  • Iron and ferritin

 

Female hormone screen (£90)

The female sex hormones are responsible for the regulation of the menstrual cycle and female reproduction, and the balance between these hormones results in the production and release of mature egg follicles. As a result, they directly determine fertility.

Levels of LH, FSH and oestradiol indicate ovarian function, fertility or menopause.

  • LH, FSH, Oestradiol- blood test

 

Prostate cancer screen (£48)

Prostate specific antigen is normally present in semen in small quantities but this may be significantly raised in prostate enlargement or cancer. PSA is measured using blood tests.

  • PSA blood test

 

Ovarian cancer screening (Prices TBC)

CA-125 is produced and released by cells in the female reproductive system. This is raised in a number of conditions such as endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease, in addition to ovarian cancer.

  • CA-125 – blood test
  • Ultrasound of the ovaries

 

Tumour markers (prices TBC) 

Cells release substances which signal the presence and growth of the cell.  Tumour markers are present in the blood and are therefore measured using simple blood tests.

  • CEA- Bowel cancer
  • CA19-9- Pancreatic cancer
  • CA125- Ovarian cancer
  • CA15-3- Breast cancer