Why Annual Women’s Wellness Tests Are A Smart Investment In Your Health

Looking through academic articles on women’s health its immediately apparent that there’s a bit of a gap. If you’re looking beyond maternity, menopause or treating chronic conditions once they’re there, there’s not much information on what it means to be a physically healthy women and how to stay that way.

The Importance of Women’s Health

It seems obvious but its really important to be healthy as a woman. Looking further than just being the right weight or ‘looking good’ what does being a ‘healthy women’ really mean?

When I say that women’s health is a really important issue, I am referring to the health of our bodies and the idea that there are no underlying issues that are lying in wait hidden in the background.

This could manifest in an issue with vitamin D intake that’s making you feel tired all the time, or a set of unexpected blood sugar results which point to prediabetes.

Around the world and in South Africa in particular, women’s health is a really critical issue. There’s a culture in South Africa of ignoring issues nagging us at the back of our mind and hoping it just goes away. Unfortunately that’s not what happens.

Time and time again people with massive issues in their bodies whether its cancer, heart disease or diabetes have spoken to us about how they knew something was wrong but they ignored it until it was too late to prevent the condition or catch it early.

Getting an quick annual check is one of the easiest ways to prevent massive issues down the line and is honestly something that should be spoken about more. Women’s Wellness Tests are an essential component of preventative healthcare that can help women maintain good health and detect potential health problems early on.

What are Annual Women’s Wellness Tests?

Annual Women’s Wellness Tests are a package of tests offered by Epicentre that are a crucial part of maintaining good health as a woman.

Epicentre’s comprehensive Women’s Annual Wellness (Foundation) Package includes a range of essential tests to evaluate overall health and detect potential health issues.

These tests include the Fasting Glucose Test to measure sugar levels in the blood and diagnose diabetes, the Full Blood Count (FBC) to detect a wide range of disorders such as anaemia and infections, and the Lipogram to predict the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

A Liver Function Test and Uric Acid (UA) Blood Test to help diagnose and monitor liver disease, gout, and kidney stones.

The package can be customized by adding or removing any tests according to individual needs, and results are available within 48 to 72 hours with a free results certificate for each test.

A key aspect of preventative testing is to catch conditions early. So don’t wait until It’s too late, take charge of your health and book your Annual Women’s Wellness Tests today!

Benefits of Annual Women’s Wellness Tests

Some of the key benefits of our package include:

✔ Diagnose prediabetes, diabetes or gestational diabetes by measuring the fasting glucose level in the blood.

✔ Evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anaemia, underlying infections and leukaemia, by measuring the full blood count (FBC).

✔ Predict the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and determine your potential treatments by measuring the lipogram (cholesterol, HDL, TRIG & LDL).

✔ Diagnose and monitor liver disease or damage by measuring the liver function test (LFT).

✔ Detect gout and kidney problems by measuring the uric acid (UA) level in the blood.

✔ Assess your thyroid’s functioning and diagnose thyroid disorders by measuring the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).

Tests Included in Annual Women’s Wellness Package

Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests, add extra tests or take out any test. Choose what suits your needs!

1. Fasting Glucose Test

2. Full Blood Count (FBC)

3. Lipogram (Cholesterol, HDL, TRIG & LDL)

4. Liver Function Test

5. The Uric Acid (UA) Blood Test

6. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Test

7. Vitamin D Test

When Should You Schedule Your Annual Test?

You should schedule your annual test at least once every 3 years if you are under the age of 50 and in good health.

You should schedule your annual test once a year once you turn 50 or if you have any chronic diseases or risk factors for certain conditions

What to Expect During Your Annual Women’s Wellness Package

At Epicentre, we understand that getting tested can be a daunting process, which is why we strive to make it as simple and stress-free as possible. Here’s how you can get started:

Step 1: Choose the test you need

Our website has all the information you need to decide which of our annual women’s wellness package tests are right for you.

You can also contact us on WhatsApp at 072 843 7564 if you have any questions or need further assistance. Don’t forget to check out our special deals and discounts to save money on your tests.

Step 2: Visit our testing centre

Once you’ve decided on a test, simply visit one of our branches in Hillcrest, Rondebosch, or Randburg. Depending on the test you’ve chosen, you’ll either drive through our testing site or enter our boutique lab. Our friendly and professional staff will guide you through the testing procedure and collect a sample from you using a new swab, lancet, or syringe, depending on the test.

Step 3: Wait for your results

Most of our tests have a turnaround time of 36–48 hours, except for the Rapid COVID-19 Antibody test, which gives results in just 10 minutes. We’ll send your results to you via email or SMS, depending on your preference. You’ll also receive a medical certificate with each test that you can use for official purposes, such as travelling or entering a nursing home.

At Epicentre, we pride ourselves on providing accurate and affordable testing services that suit your needs and preferences. Our testing process is simple and hassle-free, and our staff is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. So why wait? Visit our website today to book your test or find out more about our offerings. We look forward to serving you!

Investing in Your Health

Annual women’s wellness tests are a smart investment in your health as a woman because of their potential health problems early, when these problems are often easier to treat.

By monitoring a woman’s overall health and checking for specific conditions such as diabetes, anaemia, liver disease, and thyroid disorders, these tests can help prevent serious complications and improve quality of life.

Plus, the tests offered as part of this package are affordable and convenient, making it easy to take charge of your health and prioritize preventive care. By investing in regular wellness testing, you can stay healthy, catch health problems early, and enjoy a higher quality of life for years to come.

Learn More About Our Walk-In Lab

Epicentre has an extensive walk-in testing centre for both rapid and lab tests. Learn more here.

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Book with Epicentre

For 20 years Epicentre has been fighting South African’s infectious diseases, and now we’re taking on COVID-19! We are a company founded on a vision, ending disease in South Africa! So we believe in making an IMPACT.

We are an independent organization that is committed to creating a positive impact on health & wellness for all in South Africa. We want to close the gap between unscreened, undiagnosed, and uncontrolled HIV & COVID-19 infections as well as other chronic diseases for all South Africans.

By booking your tests with Epicentre, you are supporting a real local company that has worked for 20 years in all 9 provinces, from Pollsmoor prison to Constantia; & you’re getting a gold standard service that experts trust!

Epicentre Special Deals

We offer free and heavily discounted tests as they are subsidized by research organizations that are looking to use this anonymous information to investigate various research questions, like can people test themselves for COVID?

10% Off All Walk-In Lab Tests

Only for pensioners at all branches.

Free Blood Pressure Tests

With all Walk-In Lab tests

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

R50 pensioners discount!

Epicentre offers

Walk-In Lab

Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests in these packages, add extra tests or take out any tests. Choose what suits your needs!

Women’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

Women’s Wellness Package (+40yrs)

Men’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

Men’s Wellness Package (+40yrs)

Arthritis Package

Athletes Total Wellness Package

Diabetes Monitoring Package

Diabetes Screening Package

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Package

Comprehensive Weight Loss Package

Liver & Pancreas Package

Long COVID Package

HIV Monitoring Package

HIV Screening Package

Iron Deficiency & Anaemia Package

Menopause Package

Women’s Fertility Test Package

Men’s Fertility Test Package

STI Screening Package

Thyroid Screening Package

Rapid Typhoid Test

Drive Through

Laboratory Typhoid Test

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Measles Test Package

Drive Through

Mumps Test Package

Drive Through

Drive-Thru COVID Tests

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

(R250 with a R50 pensioners discount!)

Drive-Thru COVID-19 PCR Testing

(R500)

Home based COVID-19 PCR Testing

(R1150 + travel over 50kms)

Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Tests

On Sale! (R150)

Express International Flight Testing

(PCR Flight certificate in 12hrs)

(R850)

Cape Town Only

Extra Express International Flight Testing

(PCR Flight certificate in 4-5hrs)

(R2000)

Cape Town Only

International Flight Testing Package

(PCR + Antiviral Mask)

(R1000)

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