These days you will get to see diagnostic centres in every nook and corner of your city. But before just going to any one of them, you must make sure that they are trustworthy diagnostic centres.
What are the diagnostic centres?
A Diagnostic centre is a place where different medical examinations are done. They have a set of pathologists, radiologists and other diagnostic specialists who look at the data from the tests conducted and come up with reports for your doctor to assess. In most cases, the consulting doctor prescribes the specific diagnostic centres for the patients to visit and get their tests done. Different sort of medical tests, imaging, blood tests, urine tests are done in a diagnostic centre. Typically, they take your blood or urine sample and test the samples for the parameters that the doctor has prescribed you for. They also conduct X-rays, ultrasound scans, and other examinations based on their equipment, infrastructure and pathologists.
What to keep in mind before choosing a diagnostic centre?
Diagnostic centres are not hard to find, you will find many in or around your city. But it is hard to find the right one. Often, credibility and genuinity of tests in laboratories are questioned. Many times, hygiene is not properly maintained in the diagnostic labs. Avoid such places for tests. That is why reviews of diagnostic centers and imaging centers by other parents/ mothers are so important, in addition to your doctor’s recommendation.
When should you visit diagnostic centre?
Once your gynaecologist or infertility specialist prescribes you medical tests, you need to visit the diagnostic centres to get all the tests done. When you are planning a baby or are expecting a baby, you will be asked to go through multiple tests and scans. Tests like ECG, Blood Pressure and Sugar, thyroid levels, HIV test, Thalessemia test, ultrasound scan to check baby’s development, all need to be done at a good diagnostic center on a regular basis. Many times, complications arise after childbirth too when doctors advise tests and examinations for you and your baby. There are many hospitals which provide the diagnostic labs and will be able to deliver to you the correct report to you within some days. Whenever you go for a test, always ask when will the report be available. Once you get the report, you must visit your doctor to understand what the report says.
How can BabyChakra help you?
Here at BabyChakra, we provide you with a comprehensive list of all the best possible diagnostic centres around the city. These lists have the complete details – contacts, timings, location and most importantly, reviews by other parents/ mothers. This way, you will be able to make your decisions much better and faster.
The next time your doctor asks you for a test, browse BabyChakra on the website or Android App, key in your location, find the list of diagnostic centres near you in Thane, go through the reviews and book an appointment with the best one!