Advanced Senior Health Package: Introduction, Related assays, and Keynotes


‘Advanced Senior Health Package’ is a group test for senior citizens. This group of people is more prone to diseases/infections. To save their lives, do not ignore follow the quotation, ‘prevention is better than cure. This package is really beneficial.

Advanced Senior Health Package: Introduction, Related assays, and Keynotes
Fig. Collecting Blood for Laboratory Investigation

Advanced Senior Health Package Tests

Advanced Senior Health Package Tests are as follows-

Clinical Laboratory Tests

  1. Blood albumin test: This test is important since albumin enters the bloodstream and supports keeping fluid from leaking out of blood vessels into other tissues and also carries hormones, vitamins, and enzymes throughout the body.
  2. Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP): It is commonly used to diagnose liver damage and bone disorders.
  3. Blood sugar fasting: It is tested in the morning after overnight fasting. The assay is a simple, common, safe blood assay that can diagnose prediabetes, diabetes, and gestational diabetes its normal range are within 70 to 99 mg/dL.
  4. Calcium: A blood calcium test uses to check the level of calcium in the blood for general health check-ups which is clinically significant in clinical conditions like bones, kidneys, digestive system, thyroid, and parathyroid glands.
  5. CBC: A count of the total number of red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells(WBCs), and platelets present in the blood.
  6. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR): It is a blood test that is an indicator of inflammation in our body.
  7. HBA1C: HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c )/Glyco Hb is a very useful test reflecting blood glucose levels over a period of the last 10 -12 weeks.
  8. Blood potassium level: It helps control fluid levels and the pH balance.
  9. Lipid profile: Lipid profile tests are serum total cholesterol, serum HDL cholesterol, Serum triglycerides, and LDL. This panel of tests assists in the prediction of the risk for heart disease and stroke.
  10. Sodium blood test: It is used to detect an abnormal sodium level, including low sodium (hyponatremia) and high sodium (hypernatremia). It plays a key role in the body helping to maintain normal blood pressure and supporting the work of nerves and muscles.
  11. Fecal occult blood test (FOBT): It is a lab test applied to check stool for hidden (occult) blood. This test is useful for screening anemia, colitis, inflammation colon, colorectal cancer, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, ulcers, and sores that develop in the digestive tract or rectum.
  12. PSA Test (male): Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test is a marker of prostate cancer.
  13. SGOT: It is useful to diagnose liver damage or liver disease.
  14. SGPT: It is increased in clinical conditions like hepatitis, cirrhosis, obstructive jaundice, and other hepatic diseases.
  15. Total Protein: Total protein of our blood has key functions. It helps in controlling oncotic pressure, transporting substances (hemoglobin, lipids, calcium), and promoting inflammation and the complement cascade.
  16. TSH: Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is a pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine, and then triiodothyronine. It stimulates the metabolism of almost all tissues in the body. This is the reason, TSH is the common hormone test that is requested by the doctor to check your body’s metabolic activities. If the level of TSH is higher than normal, the condition is called hypothyroidism while a level less than normal, is called hyperthyroidism.
  17. Urine routine examination:  Urine R/E is mainly used to detect and manage a wide range of disorders like urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney disease, and diabetes.
  18. Uric Acid: The blood uric acid test is a product of the metabolic breakdown of purine nucleotides. Its increased level is in gout, kidney stones, kidney failure and also taking medication for diabetes.

Other Tests

  1. Dental check-up
  2. Chest X-ray: It uses to detect infection or air collecting in the space around a lung and also cancer. It is also beneficial in chronic lung conditions. e.g. emphysema and cystic fibrosis.
  3. ECG: It is normally used alongside other assays to help diagnose and monitor conditions affecting the heart.
  4. ECHO: It is safer than X-ray and it is used to diagnose and monitor certain heart conditions. It checks the structure of the heart and surrounding blood vessels, analyzing how blood flows through them. Also beneficial in evaluating the pumping chambers of the heart is done.
  5. Breakfast
  6. Cardiac Consultation


  • This short piece of information is very useful for senior citizens during their health check-ups.
  • It will also be helpful for clinicians to mention the tests during patient check-ups.
  • Other health packages are Basic Health Profile, General Health Profile, Diabetic Profile, Executive Health Profile, and Comprehensive Profile.

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