What do I need to bring on the day?
Please bring your NRIC, reading aids if you require and any medication that you take regularly.
We would like you to fast for at least 8 hours prior to your appointment. This means nothing to eat or drink apart from water. If you have a morning appointment please fast from midnight the night before.
Am I allowed to take my medication before my screening visit?
If you are coming in the morning, do not take your medication before you come as you will be fasting. Instead, take your medication immediately after your tests.
What should I wear on the day of my appointment?
We recommend that you wear light, comfortable clothing (e.g. sports attire) and comfortable shoes. Please don’t come in high heels or sandals, as there will be a walking test on a treadmill.
Will refreshments be provided?
Yes, light refreshments will be provided after blood draw.
If I am unable to attend my appointment for personal reasons or I am unwell, what should I do?
Please contact us and we will help rearrange your appointment.
Can I skip the blood draw?
The blood sample is very important to the research. If you are uncomfortable with us taking your blood, you should not participate in the study.
How much blood do I need to provide?
We will ask you to give a sample of about five tablespoons (70 ml) of blood. This is perfectly safe, and is about one-fifth of the amount given during a blood donation.
Can I skip any of the stations if I am not comfortable with them?
All of the stations are important to the research, and our staff are qualified and highly competent to conduct all tests safely. There may be 1 or 2 stations that we ask you to skip for medical reasons. We would like you to complete all the other stations. However, if you are feeling unwell, you can stop at any time.
Can I still come for the screening when I am having my menses?