Premarital health screening
What is premarital checkup?
Premarital checkup is defined as examination conducted for soon-to-be married couple in order to identify if there is any injury with genetic blood diseases, such as sickle-cell anemia – or infectious diseases, such as hepatitis B, C, and HIV/ Aids. It is important to go for a full body checkup Singapore.
Why should we have premarital checkup?
It is to provide you and your partner with a medical consultation on the odds of transmitting any discovered diseases, also to give options and alternatives of helping you planning a perfectly healthy family. A premarital checkup also helps couple on how to take care of each other. If you find out about your soon-to-be-husband’s tendency on high blood pressure or cholesterol, you can start learning to plan a healthy diet after the wedding.
Premarital health screening in Singapore
- To avoid many genetic, hereditary and communicable diseases
- To maintain a better life for our children and grand-children, provide them with all facilities that secure their happiness and well being
- To control the prevalence of disability and the delivery of children with abnormalities
- To maintain early detection and treatment and secure happy marriages
- To protect the family and social entities
- To avoid mental and neural problems resulting of the indifferent attitudes towards premarital screening and which could constitute a justification for putting an end to the marriage life
- To provide advice, counsel, and unlimited medical and mental support to those who are intending to get married
- To maintain protection and safety for the whole society and the nation at large
Thus, healthy and proper marriage is guaranteed and the married couple could be aware of the probable diseases that may inflict their children.
When is the right time to conduct the premarital checkup?
Basically, premarital checkup can be done anytime; however, the right time is six months before the wedding.
What are the conditions to be checked-up?
- Generally, it is a blood test routine and hemoglobin analysis. It is to check if there are blood abnormalities, for example thalassemia trait.
- Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) is conducted to know about the inflammation process.
- Blood type and Rhesus factor test, to know the possibility of baby’s blood type. The blood type and rhesus test are useful for the fetus
- Complete Urine Test, to monitor kidney function and other disease that is related to kidney or urinary tract
- Blood sugar test is conducted to monitor the possibility of diabetes mellitus.
- HBsAG test is conducted to know the possibility of Hepatitis B.
- VDLR/RPR test is conducted to know the possibility of syphilis disease.
- TORCH test is conducted to detect the infection caused by Toxoplasma parasite, Rubella virus, Cytomegalo virus (CMV), Herpes virus in which can cause defects on fetus and premature babies