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HEALTHY MAN DEFINITIONS

Learn more about some definitions used in our Healthy Man 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.

Tumor Markers

Prostatic Antigen Specific (PSA)

Blood test. Is is the most widely used test to monitor prostatic health, as well as to diagnose prostatic disease. High levels of specific prostatic antigen may be linked to various prostate diseases including cancer. Even though this test does not help to distinguish between a malignant or benign disease, when a high level of specific prostatic antigen is detected it will indicate the necessity to do other medical exams in order to identify if cancer is present.

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.

Intracavitary Prostatic Ultrasound

The transrectal ultrasound is a diagnosis test that is used for prostate evaluation. It allows the visualization of the prostate, size, limits, and detection of nodules and/or calcifications.

MRI Abdominal-Pelvic

The body’s organs that are visible in an abdomen and pelvis MRI include:

•Stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen.
•Kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra (urinary tract).
•Reproductive organs: Testicles, prostate, penis, and scrotum.

Simple Chest Tomography

It is a general view of the organs inside the chest. The computed tomography of the chest allows the detection of signs of inflammation, infection, lesions or lung diseases and evaluation of the respiratory tract (bronchi), the main blood vessels, the lymph nodes and esophagus.

 

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