Diagnostic

    Express Clinics offers diagnostic services as per patient’s requirements and requests. At Express Clinics, we conduct a broad range of tests essential for patient care, allowing physicians to detect diseases earlier, make accurate diagnosis, prescribe therapies and monitor patient results. To conduct these tests, we have set up the best infrastructure and procured equipment from the leading companies across the nation. We have 24 clinics operational across Bengaluru, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Navi Mumbai and Pune along with centralized Lab in each location.

    In addition, we also have a network of 3200 affiliate Diagnostic Clinics as our Network Partners, providing coverage in 500+ cities on a pan India basis. An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Enterprise with an NABL Accredited Lab*, Express Clinics currently serves 700+ corporate clients across various industries like Manufacturing, IT & ITES, Hospitality, Pharmaceutical, Banking and Insurance to name a few and has served over 10 Lakhs + retail customers since its inception in March 2011.

    2D Echocardiography or 2D Echo

    2D Echocardiography or 2D Echo is a diagnostic test to diagnose the heart function. It is an ultrasound technique which takes images of heart, showing a sectional view of the heart. The test is used to evaluate the size, thickness, and pumping action of the heart. This is also done to determine the condition of the heart muscle, valves and pericardium, heart tumours and congenital heart disease. The echo test takes about 45 minutes. The test is performed by a cardiologist.

    Audiometry

    The audiometry test helps to determine how well your ear performs and how sensitive your hearing is to sounds of different frequencies. It also examines the intensity and the sound balances of your inner ear. There are two types of audiometry tests include pure tone test and word recognition test. A pure tone test measures the quietest sound you can hear at different pitches. It involves using an audiometer, which is a machine that plays sounds via headphones. Word recognition can be helpful in diagnosing hearing loss. An audiometry exam requires no special preparation.

    Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated as a measurement of an individual’s weight with respect to the height. It is actually measurement of as individual’s total body fat. BMI is used as a screening tool to indicate whether a person is underweight, overweight, and obese or a healthy weight for their height.

      1. A BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight
      1. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy
      1. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight
      1. A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese

    Bone Mineral Density (BMD)

    A bone mineral density test is done to check the amount of calcium that is present in your bones.  This test is important for people who are at risk for osteoporosis, especially women and elderly people. The test is also referred to as dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (Dexa scan). A bone mineral density test is painless and requires no medication.

    Color Doppler ultrasound

    A Doppler ultrasound is a noninvasive test that can be used to estimate the blood flow through your blood vessels by bouncing high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) off circulating red blood cells. A Doppler ultrasound diagnoses blood clots, poorly functioning valves in your leg veins, heart valve defects and congenital heart disease, a blocked artery, decreased blood circulation into your legs, bulging arteries and narrowing of an artery. Generally, no prior preparation is required for this test.

    Dental X-Rays

    Dental X-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health. There are two main types of dental X-rays: intraoral (meaning the X-ray film is inside the mouth) and extra oral (meaning the X-ray film is outside the mouth). This can help your dentist to identify problems, like cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth. Dental X-rays require no special preparation.

    Digital X-Ray

    Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages of digital radiography include time efficiency, higher quality X-ray image, no chemical processing and easier than conventional radiography. Generally, no prior preparation is required for this test.

    Electrocardiogram (ECG)

    An electrocardiogram (ECG) records the electrical activity of the heart. The ECG is a simple test, with 10 electrodes used to record 12 different views of your heart’s electrical activity. An abnormal ECG can tell your doctor about irregular heartbeat, an enlarged heart, areas of the heart with reduced blood supply and heart attack. Preparation for the test:

      1. Avoid using oily or greasy skin creams and lotions on the day of the test.
      1. Wear loose clothing and easily removable to place the leads on your chest.

    Mammography

    Mammography is specialized medical imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to see inside the breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, aids in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases like Cancer, breast lump in women. Mammography test needs preparation like can’t wear deodorants, body powders, or perfumes and also shouldn’t apply any ointments or creams to breasts or underarms.

    Pulmonary function tests (PFT)

    Pulmonary function tests (PFT) are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you’re able to breathe and how effective your lungs are able to bring oxygen to the rest of your body. Preparation for the test:

      1. If you’re on medications that open your airways, such as those used for asthma or chronic bronchitis, your doctor may ask you to stop taking them before the test.
      1. It’s important that you don’t eat a large meal before testing.
      1. Be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing and avoid wearing jewellery to the test.

    Sonography

    Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce real-time images of organs, tissues and blood flow inside the body. Depending on the situation, sonography may be used to examine the abdomen, breasts, prostate, female reproductive organs, heart, blood vessels, and other areas. In obstetrics, sonography is used to determine the number, age, and location of a fetus, as well as to check for potential birth defects. Along with pathology tests and x-rays, ultrasound examinations are some of the most common diagnostic tests requested by doctors. Preparation for the test:

      1. The day of the test, be sure to dress in loose, comfortable clothing.
      1. Ultrasonography requires a full bladder for proper scanning. Start consuming water half an hour prior to your scheduled time for sonography as directed by the clinic staff.

    Stress test

    A stress test, also called an exercise stress test, shows how your heart works during physical activity. Because exercise makes your heart pump harder and faster, an exercise stress test can reveal problems with blood flow within your heart. Preparation for the test:

      1. The day of the test, be sure to dress in loose, comfortable clothing.
      1. Avoid eating, smoking, or drinking caffeinated beverages for three hours before the test.

    Pre-analytics

    • Requisition by Physician
    • Recording of information about patient’s health and medicines taken by the Doctor
    • Patient preparation and collection of sample as per guidelines
    • Evaluation of specimen adequacy
    • Pre-analytical handling of specimen sample including storage and transportation

    Analytics

    • Equipment stability, operating environment and reliability check
    • Specificity and sensitivity of tests
    • Actual performance of test
    • Proper interpretation and include disclaimers
    • Audit and Assessment of results
    • Documentation as per QMS

    Post-analytics

    • Results and data review
    • Expected turnaround time – if delay, notify the Doctor
    • Reports
    • Communicate reports to Physician
    • Interpretation by Doctor
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