30 YEARS IN THE AREA OF DIAGNOSIS

FAQ

WHAT TIME DURING THE DAY CAN I COME TO UNDERGO A VARIETY OF EXAMINATIONS?
Blood, Culture, Cytology and Biopathology samples are taken from 7:30 until 21:00,
(No appointment is required).
X-ray and Bone Densitometry tests are conducted from 10:30–13:30 and 17:30-20:30,
(No appointment is required).
Ultrasound and Triplex Echo testing are conducted from 12:00–14:00 and 17:30-20:30. In this case you will need to book an appointment calling our Reception Department. Our telephone center is available from 7:30 until 21:00. Please ask your Doctor to inform you, whether you need to undertake any kind of preparation prior to your examination. In any case our specialized personnel will be glad to assist and guide you through any kind of preparation.
WHEN SHOULD I START GETTING TESTED VIA MAMMOGRAM AND HOW OFTEN
SHOULD I REPEAT THIS EXAM?

A Mammogram is optimally checked up to the 11th day of your cycle. Unless there is a medical history of Breast Cancer in the family, every woman after turning 35 years old, should be checked once per year or once per two years, according to your Doctors guidelines in relation to previous findings. Please don’t forget to bring your previous Mammogram alongside, in order for our Radiologist to compare past and present findings. In any case contacting your Doctor in order for him to evaluate your Mammogram is required.
WHEN SHOULD I START GETTING TESTED VIA TEST-PAPANICOLAOU AND HOW OFTEN
SHOULD I REPEAT THIS EXAM?

Test Papanicolaou is recommended once per year, unless instructed otherwise by your Gynecologist. Your first examination should take place 6 months after your first sexual contact, or after completing 21 years of age. The best time to take the exam is at least 3-4 days after the end of your period and up to the end of your cycle. In any case consult your Gynecologist regarding your test results and frequency of repetition.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO UNDERGO PRENATAL SCREENING FOR DOWN SYNDROME AND OTHER RELATIVE CHROMOSOMAL ANOMALIES?
Preventive prenatal screening for chromosomal anomalies usually consists of an ultrasound examination, combined with hormonal testing both at the end of your pregnancy’s 1st trimester, and the midst of the second trimester. In any case consulting your Gynecologist is mandatory.    
SHOULD I STOP MY MEDICATION PRIOR TO UNDERTAKING DIAGNOSTIC TESTING?
In most cases you should not stop your medical treatment unless instructed otherwise by your GP. In all cases you should seek for relative consultation.