Following tests should be performed under medical supervision, before starting the anabolic steroids or growth hormone.
2D Echo, ECG, Angio CT
Liver Function Test
Renal Function Test
Fasting, PP & GTT
Complete Blood Count
Above mentioned tests should be repeated during cycle & after the cycle. All these tests should be done under medical supervision only. Apart from the above mentioned tests, Medifit Biologicals
may advice to do some more investigations depending upon the medical condition of the patients.
2D Echo- 2D imaging is the mainstay of echo imaging and allows structures to be viewed moving in real time in a cross-section of the heart (two dimensions). It is used for detecting abnormal anatomy or abnormal movement of structures.
It is necessary to do this test because of during cycle it gives load to the heart
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IS AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN PROVIDING THE DOCTORS WITH IMPORTANT INFORMATION OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Size of the chambers, dimension, volume and the thickness of the walls.
- Pumping function: one can tell if the pumping power of the heart is normal or reduced to a mild or severe degree.
- Valve function: it identifies the structure, thickness and movement of each heart valve.
- Volume status: Low blood pressure can occur in the setting of poor heart function but may also be seen in reduced volume of circulating blood.
- Others: “pericardial effusion” or fluid in the pericardium (the sac that surrounds the heart), congenital heart disease, blood clots or tumours within the heart, active infection of the heart valves, abnormal elevation of pressure within the lungs.
ECG An ECG is used to measure the heart’s electrical conduction system.
SYMPTOMS GENERALLY INDICATING USE OF ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY INCLUDE:
- Symptoms of myocardial infarction
- Symptoms of pulmonary embolism
- Cardiac murmurs
- Syncope or collapse
- Perceived cardiac dysrhythmias
AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (EKG OR ECG) IS DONE TO:
- Check the heart’s electrical activity.
- Find the cause of unexplained chest pain, which could be caused by a heart attack, inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart (pericarditis), or angina.
- Find the cause of symptoms of heart disease, such as shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, or rapid, irregular heartbeats (palpitations).
- Find out if the walls of the heart chambers are too thick (hypertrophied).
- Check how well medicines are working and whether they are causing side effects that affect the heart.
- Check how well mechanical devices that are implanted in the heart, such as pacemakers, are working to control a normal heartbeat.
- Check the health of the heart when other diseases or conditions are present, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, diabetes, or a family history of early heart disease.
A computerized tomography (CT) coronary angiogram is an imaging test to look at the arteries that supply your heart muscle with blood.
A CT angiogram is done to look for:
- A narrowing (stenosis) or blockage in the coronary arteries. This can occur when there is a buildup of fat (cholesterol) and calcium in the arteries. This buildup is called plaque.
- Heart problems, such as pericarditis (a buildup of fluid around the heart) and damage or injury to the heart valves.
- A bulge (aneurysm) or tear (dissection) in the aorta, which is a large blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
- A blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
- A narrowing of the veins in the leg (deep vein thrombosis).
- An abnormal pattern of blood vessels that may be a sign of a tumor.
Liver Function Test
Liver function tests (LFTs) measure various chemicals in the blood made by the liver. An abnormal result indicates a problem with the liver, and may help to identify the cause. Further tests may be needed to clarify the cause of the liver problem.
Liver enzyme tests, formerly called liver function tests (LFTs), are a group of blood tests that detect inflammation and damage to the liver. They can also check how well the liver is working. Liver enzyme testing includes ALT, AST, alkaline phosphatase; true liver function tests (LFTs) include PT, INR, albumin, and bilirubin.
Renal Function Test
Kidney function tests are common lab tests used to evaluate how well the kidneys are working. Such tests include:
- Creatinine – blood
- Creatinine clearance
- Creatinine – urine
- Fasting, PP & GTT
- Check for and monitor the treatment of diabetes.
- Check for diabetes that occurs during pregnancy gestational diabetes.
- Determine if an abnormally low blood sugar level hypoglycemia is present.
- Insulin level
Insulin resistance (IR) is a physiological condition in which cells fail to respond to the normal actions of the hormone insulin. The body produces insulin, but the cells in the body become resistant to insulin and are unable to use it as effectively, leading to hyperglycemia. Beta cells in the pancreas subsequently increase their production of insulin, further contributing to hyperinsulinemia. This often remains undetected and can contribute to a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes.
- Complete Blood Count
- The complete blood count (CBC) is one of the most commonly ordered blood tests. The complete blood count is the calculation of the cellular (formed elements) of blood. These calculations are generally determined by special machines that analyze the different components of blood in less than a minute.
- A major portion of the complete blood count is the measure of the concentration of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets in the blood.
- Urine routine
A urinalysis (UA), also known as routine and microscopy (R&M), is an array of tests performed on urine, and one of the most common methods of medical diagnosis. The word is a portmanteau of the words urine and analysis.
- Thyroid Profile
Thyroid function tests are blood tests which help to check the function of the thyroid gland. They are mainly used to detect hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).
A thyroid profile is a group of tests that are often ordered together to help evaluate thyroid gland function and to help diagnose thyroid disorders. The tests included in a thyroid profile measure the amount of thyroid hormones in your blood. These hormones are chemical substances that travel through the bloodstream and control or regulate your body’s metabolism—how it functions and uses energy.
The thyroid profile includes:
- T4 or Free T4 (thyroxine) to test for hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
- T3 or Free T3 (triiodothyronine) to test for hyperthyroidism
- Semen Analysis
A semen analysis (plural: semen analyses) evaluates certain characteristics of a male’s semen and the sperm contained therein. It is done to help evaluate male fertility, whether for those seeking pregnancy or verifying the success of vasectomy.
A semen analysis measures the amount of semen a man produces and determines the number and quality of sperm in the semen sample.
A semen analysis is usually one of the first tests done to help determine whether a man has a problem fathering a child (infertility). A problem with the semen or sperm affects more than one-third of the couples who are unable to have children (infertile).
Tests that may be done during a semen analysis include:
- Volume. This is a measure of how much semen is present in one ejaculation.
- Liquefaction time. Semen is a thick gel at the time of ejaculation and normally becomes liquid within 20 minutes after ejaculation. Liquefaction time is a measure of the time it takes for the semen to liquefy.
- Sperm count. This is a count of the number of sperm present per milliliter (mL) of semen in one ejaculation.
- Sperm morphology. This is a measure of the percentage of sperm that have a normal shape.
- Sperm motility. This is a measure of the percentage of sperm that can move forward normally. The number of sperm that show normal forward movement in a certain amount of semen can also be measured (motile density).
- pH. This is a measure of the acidity (low pH) or alkalinity (high pH) of the semen.
- White blood cell count. White blood cells are not normally present in semen.
- Fructose level. This is a measure of the amount of a sugar called fructose in the semen. The fructose provides energy for the sperm.
PATHOLOGY & RADIOLOGY INTEGRATION FOR ANABOLICS SAFETY
Before taking anabolic steroids, we have to be sure that the person who wants to take steroids is completely healthy and free from diseases. To attain high standards of safety level, integrating pathological and radiological investigations are must.
Medifit Biologicals integrates pathological & radiological investigations to attain utmost safety of person who wants to take anabolic steroids.
Pathology and radiology form the core of body check-up & disease diagnosis, yet the workflows of both specialties remain ad hoc and occur in separate “silos,” with no direct linkage between their case accessioning and/or reporting systems, even when both departments belong to the same host institution. Because both radiologists’ and pathologists’ data are essential to making correct diagnoses and appropriate patient management and treatment decisions, this isolation of radiology and pathology workflows can be detrimental to the quality and outcomes of patient care who wants to undergo anabolics therapy. These detrimental effects underscore the need for pathology and radiology workflow integration and for systems that facilitate the synthesis of all data produced by both specialties.
With the enormous technological advances currently occurring in both fields, the opportunity has emerged to develop an integrated diagnostic reporting system that supports both specialties and, therefore, improves the overall quality of patient care who wants to undergo anabolics therapy.
Both pathological & radiological investigation gives clear idea of body functioning of person who wants to take anabolic steroids.
Medifit Biologicals mandatorily conducts these pathological and radiological investigations.
A radiology and pathology diagnostic reporting system that integrates text, sentinel images and molecular diagnostic data to an integrated, coherent interpretation gives best diagnostic decisions which are very much necessary before taking anabolic steroids.