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BONE MINERAL DENSITY TEST

What is Bone Mineral Density (BMD)?

Bone Mineral Density reflects the strength and solidness of bone.

 

What does Bone Mineral Density Test do?

BMD Test is the most sensitive and accurate method to diagnose osteoporosis.

 

What is Osteoporosis?

  • Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing a person to an increased risk of fracture especially of the spine and hip.
  • Osteoporosis represents an increasingly serious health and economic problem around the world.
  • It is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in older people.
  • There are about 9 million fractures worldwide per year due to osteoporosis.
  • It affects both sexes and all ages.
  • Globally, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will have an osteoporotic fracture.
  • This is a silent disease which shows no clinical symptoms until a fracture occurs.

 

What are risk factors for osteoporosis?

  • Advancing age
  • Early menopause (age <45 years)
  • Asian race
  • Family history of hip fracture
  • Low body weight
  • Long-term corticosteroid therapy
  • Poor diet without enough calcium and vitamin D.
  • Lack of exercise
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol

 

Why should get BMD test?

Early detection of osteoporosis and prevention from fracture and its complications.

H-PYLORI BREATH TEST

What is H. pylori?

Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) is a type of bacteria that is known to be a major cause of gastritis, peptic ulcer disease.

 

What does H. pylori breath test do?

This test is used for diagnosing the presence of a bacterium ( H.pylori) in stomach and also for monitoring the treatment.

 

How the test is performed?

  • For the test, patients swallow a capsule containing urea made from an isotope of carbon.
  • If H. pylori is present in the stomach, the urea is broken up and turned into carbon dioxide.
  • The carbon dioxide is absorbed across the lining of the stomach and into the blood.
  • It then travels in the blood to the lungs, where it is excreted in the breath.
  • Samples of exhaled breath are collected, and the isotopic carbon in the exhaled carbon dioxide is measured.

 

Why should get H.pylori breath test?

For detection of H. pylori infection as it is associated with an increased risk of developing ulcers (peptic ulcer disease), chronic gastritis, and gastric (stomach) cancer.

 

Who should get H.pylori breath test?

Those who are experiencing gastrointestinal pain and has signs and symptoms of an ulcer. Some of these may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Feeling of fullness or bloating
  • Nausea
  • Belching

Bhaktapur Branch

Gatthaghar, Bhaktapur

  • 977-1-6200476
  • info@samyakdiagnostic.com

Baneshwor Branch

Mid- Baneshwor, Kathmandu Near Apex College

  • 977-1-4465117
  • info@samyakdiagnostic.com

Jawalakhel Head Office

2nd floor, Norkhang Complex Besides Saint Xavier's High School Main gate Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal P.O.Box: 11708

  • 977-1-5009477, 5009481
  • info@samyakdiagnostic.com

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Bhaktapur Branch

Gatthaghar, Bhaktapur

  • 977-1-6200476
  • info@samyakdiagnostic.com

Baneshwor Branch

Mid- Baneshwor, Kathmandu Near Apex College

  • 977-1-4465117
  • info@samyakdiagnostic.com

Jawalakhel Head Office

2nd floor, Norkhang Complex Besides Saint Xavier's High School Main gate Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal P.O.Box: 11708

  • 977-1-5009477, 5009481
  • info@samyakdiagnostic.com

FECAL OCCULT BLOOD COLLECTION

This test is to detect the presence of blood in your feces, which is not always visible to the naked eye.

Instructions:

  • The patient's diet should be free of meat and vegetable sources of peroxidase activity (eg. Turnips, horseradish, red or rare meat, cauliflower, broccoli, cantaloupe and parsnips. Only after following this regimen can a positive series of tests be considered an indication for further patient evaluation and testing.
  • Pass urine into the toilet if necessary.
  • Place a wide mouth clean container into the toilet bowl to catch the feces.
  • Twist the red cap on the collection container to remove it.
  • The sampling probe is attached to the cap. Obtain the sample on the end of the sampling probe by inserting the probe into 5 to 6 locations in the feces.
  • Return the sampling probe to the collection container.
  • Place container into the plastic bag supplied and transport it to the laboratory.

FOLLOWING YOUR BLOOD TEST

Venepuncture is a simple procedure which rarely causes any side effects. Appearance of bruises or mild discomfort can be felt occasionally. The pain is temporary and the bruise will resolve in a few days time.

After blood collection:

  • Leave the bandage on your collection site for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Refrain from carrying heavy weights that day.
  • Wear loose fitting sleeves so that the venepuncture site is not compressed.
  • If bleeding occurs at the site of venepuncture, apply firm pressure over the area for a few minutes.

MID-STREAM URINE COLLECTION FOR MICRO AND CULTURE- FEMALE

Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure that your results are accurate and reliable.

  • Obtain a urine container from your laboratory, labeled with your barcode.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Remove the lid form the jar and place the jar within easy reach.
  • Sit well back on the toilet. Par the skin folds (labia) and with the towelettes provided, clean the area from front to back.
  • Use one towelette for each side of the vagina and one for the middle.
  • Continue to hold the labia apart after cleaning and begin passing urine for about three seconds. Use you free hand to bring the jar into the stream of urine and collect about half a jar of urine. Any remaining urine should be passed into the toilet.
  • Secure the lid on the jar firmly.
  • Deliver the specimen to Samyak Diagnostic as soon as possible after collection. If there is any delay, please refrigerate the specimen.

MID-STREAM URINE COLLECTION FOR MICRO AND CULTURE- MALE

Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure your results are accurate and reliable.

  • Obtain a bar coded urine jar from Samyak Diagnostic.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Remove the lid form the jar and place the jar within easy reach.
  • Clean the head of the penis with the towelette provided. If you are not circumcised, the foreskin should be pulled back before cleaning.
  • Commence passing urine for about 3 seconds, then introduce the jar into the stream and collect about half a jar of urine.
  • Any remaining urine should be passed into the toilet.
  • Secure the lid firmly.
  • Deliver the specimen to Samyak diagnostic as soon as the collection is done.

SEMINAL FLUID COLLECTON

It is important to follow the instructions provided to you for accurate results.

  • Obtain a sterile labeled container from Samyak Diagnostics.
  • The specimen should be collected five to seven days after the last ejaculation. Do inform the laboratory staff regarding the number of days of sexual abstinence.
  • Empty your bladder, then wash your hands and penis before collection.
  • Collect the specimen by masturbation, ejaculating directly into the container provided.
  • Under no circumstance use condoms or lubricants of any sort. Intercourse followed by early withdrawal is not to be used as this results in contamination with female cells.
  • Screw the lid of the jar tightly and deliver the sample to the laboratory within 30 minutes if in case the collection was not done in the lab.
  • Do not refrigerate or allow the specimen temperature to rise above body temperature.

URINE COLLECTION FOR CYTOLOGY

This test involves the examination of either a single urine specimen OR 3 urine specimens obtained on 3 separate days.

  • Obtain a bar coded collection jar from Samyak Diagnostic.
  • Do not collect your first urine of the day.
  • Eat and drink as normal.
  • Collect your next urine in the container provided.
  • Secure the lid firmly.
  • Deliver the sample to Samyak Diagnostic on the same day of collection. 
  • Repeat collections for two more times on separate days as your physician has advised.

24- HOUR URINE COLLECTION PROCEDURE

Steps involved:

  • Collect your 24 hours urine sample collection container from Samyak Diagnostics.
  • Void into toilet as usual upon awakening.
  • Not the time and date on the specimen label, place it on the conainer, and begin timing.
  • Collect all urine voided for the next 24 hours.
  • Refrigerate the specimen throughout the collection period if required.
  • When a bowel movement is anticipated, collect the urine specimen before, not after it. 
  • Drink a normal amount of fluid unless instructed to do otherwise.
  • Void one last time at the end of the 24 hours.
  • Seal the container, place it in a portable cooler, and transport it to the laboratory as soon as possible.
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Not all tests require a fasting state. Tests like lipid profile and fasting glucose levels require fasting of approximately 8 to 12 hours. You should have an overnight fasting. Drinking water during this period is allowed and you should take your medication which you normally would, unless advised otherwise by your doctor.

Some blood tests are more accurate when you have not eaten any food or had anything to drink except water before we draw your blood. Normally, you should not eat after you have finished your evening meal and schedule your test early the next morning. If you are taking medications that require food please ask your doctor before you skip a dose.

Over 70% of the clinical decisions are based on lab results hence your doctor will require accurate results which shall guide them for proper management and treatment of your clinical condition. Hence it is important to make sure that your lab provides the highest quality results.

You need to bring with you your test requisition form. Routine self testing is also possible upon request at the counter.

Your doctor will advise if you are to stop taking your medication. Please check with your doctor if you are unsure.

There is no need to fast for doing you HbA1c test.

Though every lab strives to provide accurate lab results, not every lab is the same. At Samyak Diagnostic we have the largest range of tests with ensured timely, accurate yet affordable results. We minimize splitting of samples and we make sure that most of the tests are done in-house.

You are entitled to choose the lab you want to go to, but if your physician wants you to go to a particular lab, you will have to follow the advice. Physicians do suggest you for certain labs mainly due to the quality that they provide or their specialization in certain laboratory tests.

We are located at Norkhang complex, second floor, besides Saint Xavier's high school, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. We have two branches, one in gatthaghar, Bhaktapur and another in Mid-baneshwor, Kathmandu near Apex college.

Sure. Our pathologists will be available from 7 am to 7 pm, and are ready to answer any queries that you have.

No..The policy of Samyak Diagnostic is to utilize single use sterile equipments when taking blood samples from patients. No equipment that could cause infections is reused. Our specimen collection staffs are well trained in infection control and shall ensure your safety.

Our collection staff will confirm your details with you during phlebotomy. This is to ensure we have all the correct information. Each sample is carefully bar coded and labeled at the time of collection and you will be asked to check these labels. A laboratory number generated by the bar code machine is placed on your request form and samples to ensure they are not mixed up. This number is unique and assists to ensure that the correct tests are performed on each sample.

Your laboratory results are authorized only by Pathologists, Biochemists and Microbiologists, to ensure quality results and clinical correlation.

This depends on what tests are ordered. Most routine outpatient tests are reported through email to your physician as soon as the test results are out. Microbiology and specialty testing may take several days to several weeks which shall be informed to your physician as and when results are obtained.

Once your tests are done, you shall receive an SMS alert which shall have the following information: website name: www.saymakdiagnostic.com along with your User name and Pass word. Once you visit our website you can go to report download and login with the provided user name and password. You will also receive a copy of your results through email, provided that you have written your email address while registering for your lab tests. You can collect the report from the lab if you wish to visit our pathologists and discuss certain results.

We help our patients on a first come, first served basis and we always do our best to have you in and out within 20-25 minutes. We try our level best to serve you on time. Rush hours may affect the waiting duration.

This is done to ensure that you receive your own results- not someone else's. Verification of your personal information is done at various levels so that you are ensure that you always get the correct lab results.

Different vials are used for different tests which have been ordered by your physician. We ensure you that we only draw the minimum amount of sample required depending upon the tests to be performed.

It is not mandatory to do all you tests at the same lab, but it is off course beneficial. We will have a record of all your test results which can be provided to you in a graphical form, where your specific test results can be analyzer easily by your attending physician.

We do have home collection service at Samyak Diagnostic. You will have to register and be a member of our home collection division. Becoming a member is free of cost. You will have to inform the laboratory one day prior to you collection date. No calls shall be attended on the same day for home collection, unless it is an emergency.

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