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Where can seniors get tests done?

Written By Samarth Staff | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Anup Bagchi, MBBS, Geriatric specialist

Seniors can get their tests done at various healthcare facilities and centers across India. Here are some common places where seniors can access diagnostic tests and screenings:

  • Hospitals: Most hospitals, both public and private, offer a wide range of diagnostic services, including blood tests, imaging studies (such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans), and specialized tests.
  • Diagnostic Centers: Standalone diagnostic centers or laboratories are dedicated facilities that specialize in providing diagnostic tests. These centers may offer a comprehensive range of tests, often at competitive prices.
  • Clinics: Medical clinics, including general practitioners’ clinics and specialty clinics, may offer basic diagnostic tests such as blood pressure monitoring, blood glucose tests, and urine analysis. Some clinics may also have facilities for more advanced testing.
  • Health Camps: In some areas, health camps or medical outreach programs may be organized by healthcare organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or government agencies. These camps often provide basic health screenings and diagnostic tests free of charge or at nominal fees.
  • Mobile Health Units: Some healthcare organizations operate mobile health units equipped with diagnostic facilities that travel to remote or underserved areas to provide healthcare services, including diagnostic tests, to seniors and other community members.
  • Home Healthcare Services: Increasingly, home healthcare services are offering diagnostic tests and screenings in the comfort of seniors’ homes. Trained healthcare professionals can visit seniors at home to collect samples for testing and provide necessary medical care.

Seniors are encouraged to consult with their healthcare providers to determine the most appropriate place to get their tests done based on their individual needs, preferences, and the availability of services in their area. Additionally, it’s essential to ensure that the chosen facility meets quality standards and is accredited by relevant regulatory authorities.

Connect with @samarthlife.org or Contact • 88003 06598 for assistance in scheduling tests at home. 

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