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Below you will find useful information about the medical exams, what you should and should not have done before the examination, as well as available exam packages

  • Covid-19 Test
  • Exam Packages
  • Preparation for biochemical testing
  • Preparation for urological testing
  • Preparation for hormonal testing
  • Preparation for Ultrasound U/S

Covid-19 Test

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At Falireas Medical Center, coronavirus tests are performed by a privately owned equipment, using an innovative Real Time PCR method. The machine originates from Europe, has the approval of the European Union, as well as the certification by the Pasteur Institute of France. IgM / IgG Antibody Tests are also performed. 

PREPARATION:  There is absolutely no preparation required for the test.

RECOMMENDATIONS:   If you have a fever, cough or came in contact with a confirmed case, you are advised to contact our medical center first.

WHAT IS THE “REAL-TIME PCR”?   It is the most accurate method for the standardization of Coronavirus. The initials come from the words Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a method of biochemistry and molecular biology to isolate and amplify a DNA sequence. This method detects even low viral load of the SARS-COV-2 but cannot tell us if anyone had caught the disease in the past..

WHAT IS  ANTIBODIES EXAMINATION TEST (IgG & IgM)?  With these serological tests we check for antibodies to the coronavirus SARS-COV-2 by sampling the examinee’s blood. The main antibodies of the human body against viruses are IgG, IgM and IgA. IgM antibodies are produced in the first 5-7 days of exposure to the virus and can be used to detect any active COVID-19 infection, while IgG antibodies appear in the blood 2-3 weeks later and indicate if someone had been infected with the virus in the past and has obtained immunity. According to the World Health Organization, serological tests are considered supplementary and not the main tests for the diagnosis of the Covid-19. Moreover, they could be chosen in cases where the performed PCR test was negative, although the examinee had strong symptoms of COVID-19 disease, or when the performed PCR test is positive but we need to know at which stage of the infection the patient is.

MEN CHECK UP

70 €

Full Blood Count / T.K.E. / Glucose / Urea / Creatinine / Uric acid / Total cholesterol / HDL Cholesterol / LDL Cholesterol / Triglycerides / SGOT transaminase / SGPT transaminase / γ-GT / PSA / Urinalysis / Thyroid TSH

WOMEN CHECK UP

60 €

Full Blood Count / T.K.E. / Glucose / Urea / Creatinine / Uric acid / Total cholesterol / HDL Cholesterol / LDL Cholesterol / Triglycerides / SGOT transaminase / SGPT transaminase / Ferritin / Urinalysis / Thyroid TSH

CHILDREN CHECK UP

50 €

Full Blood Count / T.K.E. / Glucose / Urea / Creatinine / Total cholesterol / HDL Cholesterol / LDL Cholesterol / Triglycerides / Ferritin / Iron / Urinalysis / Thyroid TSH

CARDIOVASCULAR EXAMINATION

50 €

Knehs-CRP / Homocysteine / Fibrinogen / Folic acid

COXSACKIE

105 €

Antibodies against Coxsackie virus / ΤΚΕ / CRP / Full Blood Count

CHILDHOOD OBESITY CHECK UP

100 €

Glucose / Insulin / Full Blood Count / Urinalysis / Urea / Creatinine / Microalbuminuria / SGOT / SGPT / γ-GT / TSH / FT4 / Cortisol / Cholesterol / HDL / LDL / TG / Lp(a)

PREGNANCY TEST PACKAGE (Α)

150 €

Full Blood Count / Urinalysis / Glucose / Urea / Creatinine / Pseudocholinesterase / Hemoglobin Electrophoresis / Sickle cell Disease Test / Blood Type / Rhesus / RPR / Australian Antigen- HBs Ag / Hepatitis C – Anti-HCV Ig / HIV II / HIV II / Antibodies IgG & IgM (Rubella IgG & IgM) / Toxoplasma Antibodies IgG & IgM (Toxo IgG & IgM) / Cytomegalovirus IgG & amp; IgM (CMV IgG & IgM) / Herpes Antibodies I & amp; II, IgG & amp; IgM (HSV I, II IgG & IgM) / Listeria / Thyroid TSH / Triiodothyronine FT3 / T4 Free FT4 / Cystic Fibrosis Gene DF-508 in the CFTR Gene

PREGNANCY TEST PACKAGE (Β)

150 €

Full Blood Count / PT / INR / aPTT / Cardiolipin Autoantibodies IgA, IgC, IgM / Antithrombin III / Protein S / Protein C / Resistance to Activated Protein C / Lupus Anticoagulant (PTT – LCA) / Determination Factor A (M) / MTHFR C 677T / Homocysteine

PRE-SURGERY CHECK UP

90 €

Full Blood Count / Urinalysis / Glucose/ Urea / Creatinine / Uric Acid / TKE / SGOT / SGPT / Cholesterol (Total – Immediate) / Total Protein – Albumin / γGT / Alkaline Phosphatase / Blood Type (ABO) / RH / PT / APTT. INR / Pseudocholinesterase / FT3 / FT4 / TSH

THROMBOPHILIA TEST

180 €

Factor V / Factor II (R2) / PAI 4G/5G / MTHFR (A12980) / Prothrombin mutation

CELIAC DISEASE

75 €

Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies IgG and IgA / Antigliadin Antibodies IgG and IgA / Antibodies to Intramuscular IgM and IgA / A total of 6 tests

ATHEROGENIC INDEX : The examinee must be fasting for 12 hours before the blood sample (only water and coffee without sugar). They should also be on a regular diet for the last 3 weeks before the blood sample. They are also forbidden to use alcohol for at least 3 days before.

AMMONIA: The examinee must be fasting at least 8 hours before the blood sampling and not to have smoked.

ALL THE APOLIPOPROTEINS: The examinee must be fasting for 12 hours before the blood sample.

TOTAL CALCIUM (Ca) : Blood sampling (without bandaging) should be done in the morning, and the examinee must be fasting for at least 8 hours.

LACTIC ACID (LAC) : The examinee must be fasting and without physical fatigue before the blood sampling, which must be done in the morning (6-9 am).

GLUCAGON (GLYCA) : The examinee must be fasting for at least 12 hours before the blood sampling. It is recommended to adjust glucose levels before testing for glucagon.

GLUCOSE (GLU)A 5-hour fast is required, but it can be done at any time of the day.

GLYCOSYLYMED HEMOSPHERE (ΗbA l c ) : It is affected by aspirin & blood transfusions. It concerns the maintenance of glucose into the blood for long periods of time.

BLOOD COAGULATION TEST : A 2-hour fast is required

LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE (LDH) ISOENZYMES TEST : The examinee should fast before blood sampling, abstinence from alcohol, antifungals, antiepileptics, antibiotics and heparin.

CREATININE: The examinee must be fasting for at least 2 hours before the test.

HOMOCYSTINE: The examinee must be fasting for 12 hours. It is recommended to avoid taking methotrexate, phenytoin, antiepileptics, dopa, cholestyramine. Exposure to N20 (anesthesia) is also prohibited. Taking contraceptives or hormone therapies as well as pregnancy reduce blood serum levels. Lack of B12 causes index values to rise.

ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE(SGOT, AST), ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE (SGPT, ALT): The examinee must be fasting before blood sampling. If they are on medication before the test, they should not take the scheduled medication.ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE(SGOT, AST), ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE (SGPT, ALT): The examinee must be fasting before blood sampling. If they are on medication before the test, they should not take the scheduled medication.

TOTAL IRON BINDING CAPACITY (TIBC), TRANSFERRIN(TRF): The examinee must be fasting before the blood sampling, which takes place in the morning. In case the examinee is on medication, the test is taken before receiving the scheduled dose.

IRON (Fe): A 12-hour diet is required. Vitamins or iron should not be taken for 2 days.

TRIGLYCERIDES (TG): A 12-hour fast is required as well as abstinence from alcohol for 3 days.

FERRITINE: A 2-hour fast is required.

FROCTOSAMINE: The examinee must be fasting for at least 8 hours before the blood sampling. Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) should be avoided for 48 hours before sampling.

FOLLIC ACID: Fasting at least 8 hours before blood sampling, which must be done before any scheduled drug dose.

PHOSPHOLIPIDS: Fasting for 12 hours before blood sampling.

COPPER (Cu): The use of antiepileptic and estrogenic drugs is not allowed before blood sampling, which should be done in the morning (6-9 am).

CHLORIDE (Cl): Fasting required before blood sampling. It is forbidden to take diuretics, corticosteroids, theophylline for 24 hours before sampling.

TOTAL BILIRUBIN (T-Bil): Fasting for at least 2 hours before blood sampling.

TOTAL CHOLESTEROL (T-CHO), HDL CHOLESTEROL (HDL-C), LDL CHOLESTEROL (LDL-C), VLDL-C CHOLESTEROL (VLDL-C): A 12-hour fast is required (allowed only water & coffee without sugar). For 3 weeks before taking the test a stable diet is required. Also, no  alcohol for at least 3 days before the test.

ZINC (Zn): The examinee must be fasting for at least 8 hours before the blood sampling, which must be done in the morning.

PSEUDOCHOLINESTERASE (CHE): Fasting for at least 8 hours.

URINALYSIS
Collect the morning first urine into the special urine collector, after previously washing your genitalia, because various external elements (eg pyospheres, blood, mucus) can be absorbed during urination and affect the test result.Collect the morning first urine into the special urine collector, after previously washing your genitalia, because various external elements (eg pyospheres, blood, mucus) can be absorbed during urination and affect the test result. Regarding the samples from infants, ask first our lab.

URINE CULTURE
Collect urine at any time in a sterile urine collector. Beforehand, it is necessary to wash thoroughly your genitalia. Urinate out of the collector for a while and in the middle of urination urinate straight up to the middle of the collector. You must bring them to the laboratory in less than an hour after previously having secured the collector cap, so that they do not spill.Collect urine at any time in a sterile urine collector. Beforehand, it is necessary to wash thoroughly your genitalia. Urinate out of the collector for a while and in the middle of urination urinate straight up to the middle of the collector. You must bring them to the laboratory in less than an hour after previously having secured the collector cap, so that they do not spill.For samples from infants, ask first our lab.

HOW TO COLLECT 24-HOUR URINE
Do not collect the first urination of the day. Put the second urination (note the time) as well as all subsequent ones, in the special plastic container for 24-hour urine, until the time you started. If necessary, use a second container.Do not collect the first urination of the day. Put the second urination (note the time) as well as all subsequent ones, in the special plastic container for 24-hour urine, until the time you started. If necessary, use a second container.Be careful not to miss out any urinate or leak out of the container. If this happened, then you will have to start collecting urine again the next day. But before you start, find out from our lab about the diet you need to do and the preservative that should be added to the collection container.

24-HOUR URINE ADRENALINE: The examinee must not take for 2 weeks before the collection:24-HOUR URINE ADRENALINE: The examinee must not take for 2 weeks before the collection:• Dopamine• A & B Inhibitors• Diamine• Aspirin• Vitamin B• Phenothiazines.Caffeine and tea should not be taken before the collection. The sample should be stored in a dark cool place, preferably in the refrigerator, and taken to the laboratory as soon as possible.

24-HOUR URINE ALDOSTERONE: Diuretics, antihypertensives, cyclic progesterone, estrogen, licorice should not be taken for 2-5 weeks. A normal sodium diet (100-200 mmole / 24h) should also be followed for 3 weeks.

24-HOUR URINE CATECHOLAMINS: The following foods should be avoided for 3 days before collection:
1. Chocolate - Cocoa

2. Coffee - Tea

3. Coca Cola - Vanilla

4. Sweets - Caramel creams - Ice cream

5. Oranges - Tangerines - Lemons - Citrus

6. Bananas - Pineapple

7. Juices and soft drinks, bottled or canned

8. Nuts

9. Cheeses

10. Sauces - Spices - Coagulant - Jelly

11. Alcohol

12.Aspirin and antihypertensive drugs

13. Smoking

The following drugs should be avoided for another 3 weeks: Dopamine - Phenothiazines - a - b Inhibitors - Diamines - Aspirin - Vitamin B

 

24-HOUR URINE CORTIZOL: For 2 days before collection, antibiotics, ACTH and corticosteroids should be avoided. Stress elimination is essential during collection.

24-HOUR URINE METANEPHRIN: The examinee should not take for 2 days before collection:

1. Dopamine

2. A & B Inhibitors

3. Diamine

4. Aspirin

5. Vitamin B, C

6. Phenothiazines

7. Antibiotics

When collecting urine should not be taken: caffeine, tea, chocolate, vanilla, bananas, aromatic apples. The sample should be stored  in a dark cool place, preferably in the refrigerator, and taken to the laboratory as soon as possible.

 

24-HOUR URINE OXALATES: For 7 days NO Tomatoes - Spinach - Strawberries - Vitamin C

24-HOUR URINE HYDROXYPROLINE: A special diet is required for 2 days before the collection. The food should not contain any collagen. It is forbidden to consume:

1. Meat & meat products (cold cuts, meat soup etc)

2. Fish (soups)

3. Poultry (soups)

4. Broths of the above

5. Pudding - Sweets

6. Ice cream - Candies - Candies

7. Products with gelatin

It is recommended instead: Cheese - milk - frothed milk - yogurt - eggs - legumes - greens - cabbage soups - salads - pasta

CREATININE EXAMINATION IS ALSO REQUIRED TO EVALUATE THE RESULT

 

24-HOUR URINE VMA: It is forbidden for 4 days before the collection the diet with:

1. Coffee

2. Tea

3. Bananas

4. Citrus fruits

5. Cocoa - Chocolate

6. Nuts

7. Vanilla

8. Exercise -Stress

Must not take the following medications for 2 weeks:

1. α - Methyl

2. Levodopa

3. Carbidopa

4. Reserpine

5. Pyridoxine

6. Aspirin

7. Amoxil

 

HOW TO COLLECT 2-HOUR URINE
You must be fasting from 9pm the night before the test .You must be fasting from 9pm the night before the test .In the morning you will urinate normally. Immediately after you will drink one to two glasses of water. Within less than two hours, you should arrive at our lab. Once you arrive, ask for a special plastic container (urine collector). Exactly two hours after the morning first urination, you should urinate in the container given to you and return it. Preparation: For two days before collection as well as during collection, antibiotics, ACTH and corticosteroids should be avoided. Avoiding stress during the collection process is also important.

2-HOUR URINE CALCIUM : Calcium and osteoporosis-related hormones should not be taken for at least 3 days before the day of collection. All urine should be collected and not part of it.

PLASMA ADRENALINE : Fasting and without having smoked for 4 hours before blood sampling. It is forbidden for 6 days before the blood sampling the diet with nuts, bananas, coffee, tea, vanilla, aromatic apples. It is also forbidden to take the following drugs 3 days before blood sampling: α - methyldopa, methenamine, hydralazine, ampicillin, sulfonamides.

ALDOSTERONE : The following should not be taken for 2-5 weeks: diuretics, antihypertensives, cyclic progesterone, estrogen, licorice (licorice). A normal sodium diet (100-200 mmole / 24h) should be followed for 3 weeks.

ANTIODURETIC HORMONE (ADH) : The examinee must be fasting at least 8 hours before the blood sampling, which should be done in the morning.

GROWTH HORMONE (GH) : Fasting for 8 hours and complete immobility for 30 minutes is required to avoid stress.

GASTRIN: The examinee must be fasting at least 12 hours before blood sampling. The result index increases after a meal with animal protein.

D4 ANDROSTENEDIONE(D4A) : Morning test is required due to the daily levels fluctuation. It is advised to take the test the first 5 or the last 15 days of the menstrual cycle.

THYROXINE (TT4), THYROXINE FREE (FT4) : The examinee must be fasting before blood sampling. If the examinee is taking medication, blood sampling should be done before receiving the scheduled dose.

INSULIN (INS), PROINSULIN : The examinee must be fasting at least 8 hours before the blood sampling. It is recommended the examination to be taken in the morning.

ΚΑΛΣΙΤΟΝΙΝΗ (CT) : Fasting is required for 8 hours. It is recommended the examination to be taken in the morning.

PARATHORMONE (ΡΤΗ) : The examinee must be fasting for 12 hours before the blood sampling which must be done in the morning (7-10 p.m.).

PROLACTIN (PRL) : Blood sampling should be taken in the morning, provided that the examinee has woken up 2-3 hours before. The use of phenothiazines, estrogens, antihypertensives, amphetamines, α-methyldopa should also be avoided for 2 days before the sampling.

SEROTONINE (5-TRYPTAMINE) : Drugs that inhibit the oxidation of monoamine (antidepressants) should be avoided for 3 days, tomatoes, bananas, plums, eggplants, chestnuts should also be avoided as well.

TG : Biopsy, surgery, scintigraphy, and radioiodine treatment should not be done for at least 2 weeks prior to testing.

ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE (ACTH) : Examinee must be fasting before the test, which has to be done in the morning 8-10 am.

 

U/S UPPER ABDOMEN
( Liver - Gallbladder, Pancreas, Spleen )

  • 8-HOUR FAST BEFORE THE EXAMINATION

FORBIDDEN: LEGUMES, FRUIT, VEGETABLES, DAIRY PRODUCTS

ALLOWED: FISH, SPAGGETTI – RICE, POTATOES

 

U/S LOWER ABDOMEN
( Bladder - Prostate and Uterus - Ovaries )

  • ONE HOUR BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT YOU MUST CONSUME 4-5 GLASSES OF WATER, BUT WITHOUT URINATING.
  • LOWER ABDOMINAL EXAMINATION REQUIRES AN INTENSE SENSATION TO URINATE.

 

U/S THYROID

  • NO NEED FOR PREPARATION

 

U/S KIDNEY – BLADDER – URETUS– OVARIES – TRANSVAGINAL

  • MUST CONSUME 6-8 GLASSES OF WATER, ONE HOUR BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT , BUT WITHOUT URINATING.

 

U/S SOFT TISSUE

  1. TUMORS UNDER THE SKIN
  2. TUMORS INTO THE CERVIX
  3. BAKER'S CYST BEHIND THE KNEE
  • NO NEED FOR PREPARATION

 

U/S BREASTS

  • NO NEED FOR PREPARATION

 

U/S SCROTAL

  • NO NEED FOR PREPARATION


WE ALWAYS BRING WITH US EITHER THE PREVIOUS ULTRASOUND GRAPH OR TRIPLEX