Get a comprehensive review of your health through a series of clinical tests and measures
It’s suitable for individuals aged between 18 and 70.
We will help you understand your overall general health, identify any future health risks and provide you with practical medical advice and a lifestyle action plan. You’ll find out your general state of health and whether you’re at risk of certain health issues.
|Consultation (up to 45 minutes)|
|A consultation and examination with your Bupa doctor where you can discuss your questions.|
|Tests, measures and checks (up to 1 hour 15 minutes)|
|32 health measures including body fat percentage, Body Mass Index (BMI) and metabolic rate calculation.|
|Checks for early signs of disease or ill health, including lung age test and coronary heart disease risk score.|
|Detailed blood tests for signs of raised cholesterol, gout and liver problems.|
|Urine tests to check for diabetes and kidney problems.|
|Prostate check for men over 50 if appropriate.|
|Cervical smear (if requested) and breast examination for women.|
|Thyroid function check for women over 50.|
Physical examination: Doctor consultation and physical examination lasting up to 45 minutes.
Test results: You’ll usually be able to get your test results on the day.
Lifestyle consultation: Together with a Bupa doctor and the support of a health advisor during testing, you’ll identify your key health objectives and agree a realistic action plan to help you achieve them.
Health action plan: This includes your available test results, personal health profile and your action plan to maintain and improve your health in the future.
Body fat percentage: We work out how much of your body is made up of fat and how much is lean tissue, such as muscle and bone. Combined with a Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement, this can indicate your ideal healthy weight.
Height and weight measurement: We combine and compare these measurements with other tests.
Waist to height ratio: A measurement of fat stored around your middle, which can indicate whether you’re at a higher risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.
BMI: This is a ratio of your height to weight, which helps to indicate if you are at a healthy weight. People with a BMI of 25 and over can have a higher-than-average risk of health problems like diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
Metabolic rate: This works out how many calories your body needs in a resting state. It can help you understand your daily calorie needs and manage your weight better.
Blood pressure and pulse rate: We check for higher-than-normal blood pressure (hypertension) as this means that the heart has to work harder to push blood around your body. Over the long term, this is associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.
Electrocardiogram (ECG): This measures the electrical activity of the heart while you are at rest. An ECG can help identify problems with the heart such as coronary artery disease, an enlarged heart or disturbances in the electrical control of the heart (arrhythmia).
Carbon monoxide test: This measures the level of carbon monoxide in your blood. Cigarette smoke contains a lot of carbon monoxide, which combines with haemoglobin and can reduce the blood’s ability to carry oxygen around the body. Highlighting high levels of carbon monoxide in the blood can be a powerful motivator for people to stop smoking as levels return to normal only one to two days after the last cigarette.
Lung function tests: Measurement of the flow of air through your lungs, the size and volume of your lungs, and how efficiently they work. Results can indicate early signs of lung disease and conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma.
Coronary heart disease risk score: We estimate the risk of a heart attack within the next 10 years, taking into account your age, sex, total cholesterol, High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, blood pressure, presence of diabetes and whether or not you smoke.
Lung age: Based on the results from the lung function tests, we can estimate your ‘lung age’. This can motivate people to stop smoking, and may indicate early lung problems.
Biochemistry profile: These tests focus on important functions in the body, identifying whether certain substances are at a normal level.
Full blood count: Including haemoglobin measurement and tests on your red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. These tests can check for anaemia and infections.
Cholesterol profile blood test: High cholesterol affects your heart and blood vessels and increases your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Diabetes blood test: We check for raised glucose levels which may indicate diabetes. This can usually be controlled with diet, exercise or medicines. If not controlled, it can increase the risk of problems such as heart disease and strokes, nerve damage and blindness.
Blood in stool test: Analysis of three stool specimens (samples of your bowel movement) to test for bowel cancer.
Thyroid function blood test: We measure your levels of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), which helps control the thyroid gland. This is the gland that releases the hormone thyroxine, which controls metabolism.
This test is only offered to women over 50 and anyone who takes the Bupa Mature Health assessment.
Urinalysis: This involves three tests on your urine sample to detect blood, glucose and protein, which can indicate an infection, diabetes or kidney problems.
Hearing test: We measure your hearing at different frequencies, checking for hearing loss.
Vision test: We test your vision at different distances, colour vision and peripheral vision to identify any problems and see if you may need glasses.
Pelvic examination: A physical examination of the pelvic area along with an internal examination of the vagina, uterus and ovaries. If you have symptoms that may indicate a pelvic problem, we may refer you to a specialist.
This is only carried out if clinically indicated and cannot be carried out during menstruation. Please try to arrange your test mid-cycle to avoid having to return for this part of your assessment.
Cervical smear test: We test for any pre-cancerous changes in the cells that may turn into cancer at a later stage. This allows any changes to be treated before they progress.
HPV test: Some types of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) are associated with the development of cervical cancer in some women.
This is only carried out if your smear is abnormal. If HPV is present, then further investigations are needed.
Breast check: A physical and visual examination of the breasts. Abnormalities do not necessarily indicate breast disease but must be followed up with a repeat check or referral to a specialist.
A mammography is available as an add on to the Complete Health Assessment.
Breast awareness instruction: We tell you about self-examination and general awareness of breast appearance and texture. Regular examination can help with early detection of abnormal changes in breast tissue.
Rubella antibodies blood test: Women of a child-bearing age are tested to see if they are immune to Rubella. If the test shows you are not protected from Rubella, we recommend that you arrange with your GP to have a vaccination.
This is not necessary for women who have already had this test elsewhere.
Testicular examination: We check for any lumps or masses. If we find any, we would refer you to a specialist for further investigation to identify their nature and any treatment you might need.
Testicular awareness instruction: We tell you about self-examination and general awareness of testicular appearance and texture.
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA): This can help detect early prostate cancer.
We offer this test to all men aged 50 and over, and also to those aged 45 and over if there is a strong family history of prostate cancer. The results are accurate; however this is not a reliable test for prostate cancer and may miss and/or suggest the presence of a cancer where there is none. Your doctor will discuss this with you.
Diabetes risk score: We conduct a simple questionnaire looking at areas of your lifestyle that may increase your risk of diabetes. This will enable you to target your risk areas, and by addressing these, reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
Where can you take the Complete Health assessment?
You can take a Complete Health assessment at any of our Bupa Centres across the UK.
Breast health check
Our breast health check is suitable for women aged 18 and above.
Coronary health check
Our coronary health check is suitable for men and women aged between 40 and 69.
Colon health check
Our colon health check is suitable for men and women aged 45 and over.
*Calls may be recorded and may be monitored
Bupa Health Assessments are provided by Bupa Occupational Health Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 631336. Registered office: Bupa House, 15-19 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2BA.
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