Haven’t done any recent medical check-ups and have forgotten about all the do’s and don’ts? Fret not!

Here’s a list of steps for you to note before going through any health check:


Your health screening appointment is usually scheduled in the morning.  If required, please start fasting from 10.00pm on the night before your appointment.  You may drink plain water in the morning of your appointment.


For ladies, this test should be carried out approximately three days after the last day of your menstruation.

Stool collection 

You may collect your stools one day before or on the morning of your appointment.  Please collect about two teaspoons of stool sample and place them into a small and clean plastic container.

PAP Smear

This test should be done about one week after the last day of your menstruation.


  • Do not apply perfume, deodorant, talcum powder or body lotion before your mammogram session
  • Bring along previous mammogram films (if any)
  • Arrange for your mammogram session about one week after the last day of your menstruation, to achieve accurate results
  • Unless there are specific risk factors, mammography is NOT recommended if you are below 40 years old
  • It will be ideal to stop breastfeeding for about six months before going for a mammography.

Health screening during pregnancy

Pregnant women are not allowed to undergo X-Rays and mammography.


  • Eat a light meal before the test and avoid consuming butter, cream, coffee / tea and alcohol.
  • Be properly attired; wear jogging shoes, shorts and a T-shirt.
  • Women should wear a sports brassiere, tube top or any tight T-shirt to prevent excessive chest movement during the test.
  • Men with hair on the chests should shave their chest hair before coming for the test.
  • Please inform the doctor or nurse if you are on drugs such as Digoxin (heart pills), nitroglycerin, betablockers (Propanolol, Atenolol), calcium antagonists and isosorbides.

Things to bring on the day of the health screening

  • NRIC / passport / work permit
  • Your past medical records (up to three years ago)
  • Existing medications and vitamin supplements (if any)
  • Spectacles (if any)