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HEALTHY WOMAN DEFINITIONS

Learn more about some definitions used in our Healthy Woman packages.

Clinical Lab Test

SMAC 3

Blood test. Glucose, cholesterol, BUN (Urea Nitrogen), creatinine, liver profile, thyroid profile, lipid profile and electrolytes profile, among others.

General Urine Test

Physical, chemical and microscopic evaluation.

Complete Blood Count

Blood test. Counts of blood cells, including: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc.

Female Hormonal Profile

Blood test. Helps in the diagnosis of ovarian disorders and/or menstrual cycle problems. Functionality of pituitary glands. Measurement of Estradiol, Progesterone, Prolactin, FSH, LH.

Tumor Markers

CA 125

It is often associated with ovarian cancer; however, an elevated rate may also be related to other types of tumors: endometrial cancer, fallopian tubes, lung cancer, breast, pancreas, liver and colon cancer. Non-cancerous diseases can also manifest a high level of CA 125 such as: liver diseases (cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, and granulomatous hepatitis), processes with serous involvement (pleuritis, peritonitis, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, peritoneal tuberculosis, Meigs syndrome, collagenosis, etc.). Endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, pancreatitis, sarcoidosis, pulmonary hamartroma, surgical procedures that cause a traumatic rupture of the peritoneum, such as peritoneal dialysis.

CA 15-3

Blood Test: Follow up on breast cancer.

CA 19-9

Blood test. In the beginning CA 19-9 was detected on patients with colorectal cancer, however it has also been found in patients with pancreatic, stomach and bile ducts cancer. Higher levels of CA 19-9 are mostly related to late stages of pancreatic cancer. Other non-cancerous conditions could be detected such as: gallstones, hepatic cirrhosis and cholecystitis.

Imaging Studies

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

The electrocardiogram is a test that registers the electrical activity of the heart produced in every heart beat.

MRI Lumbar Spine

The lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a strong magnetic field to create images from the lower part of the spine (lumbar spine). The magnetic resonance imaging does not use radiation.

MRI Full Body

An MRI can show the body’s anatomy, bones, the surrounding tissues and the internal organs with great clarity. This is the study that provides more anatomical information. It allows to examine areas such as chest and abdomen, including organs like lungs, liver, kidneys, spleen and pancreas, etc.

Gynecological Pelvic Ultrasound

The pelvic ultrasound via suprapubic (through the lower abdomen) is an accesible way to see the anatomical state of the uterus and ovaries.

Bilateral Breast Ultrasound

If older than 40 years, you are required to bring a mastography (early detection of breast cancer).

Elastography

Recommended for women who were found with a lesion through a mastography or ultrasound. This study shows the stiffness or elasticity of such lesion. The higher the stiffness the higher the possibility of a malignant lesion.

Breast Perfusion

Recommended for women who were found with a lesion through a mastography or ultrasound and/or Elastography. Detection and follow up of breast lesions, and/or follow up on breast prosthesis.

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