The Indian healthcare sphere is on an expansionary trend with more and more people getting included under the ambit of preventive as well as curative health management. Diagnostic tests and services are also keeping pace with the growing demand for healthcare surveillance as well as fast deployment of curative strategies. Women’s health occupies a special niche in the overall healthcare scenario. Women’s health has multiple facets like management of reproductive health, prevention of infections and cancer surveillance through screening.
Strand Tests for Women’s Health
- Reproductive Health
- Infectious Diseases (HIV, Hepatitis, Herpes)
- Cancer Screening (Cervical, Breast and Ovarian Cancer)
- Hormonal Health
Reproductive health occupies centre-stage in a woman’s life starting with puberty, fertility, pregnancy and menopause. Strand offers an entire complement of tests to address the diagnostic needs of women in all these categories. Delayed onset of puberty (delayed menarche), polycystic ovary syndrome, amenorrhoea and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are some of the common woes reported by many women. There are tests designed for specific diagnosis and assessment of these conditions in the following areas of reproductive health:
- Menstrual Health
Infectious Diseases (HIV, Hepatitis, Herpes)
Tests designed for assessment of infectious diseases include those for Hepatitis, Herpes and HIV.
Cancer Screening – Gynecological Cancers
The prevalence of breast cancer in India is increasing steeply. Contributory factors include a high prevalence of genetic mutations in the Indian population, increasing urbanization and increasing prevalence of obesity. Strand presents diagnostic tests for diagnosis as well as prognosis of breast, ovarian, uterine, endometrial and cervical cancers. In addition to these cancer-specific tests, tests to assess kidney function and liver function are also available. These tests are usually prescribed during the course of cancer therapy.
Fertility as well as thyroid hormone assessments are essential for successful monitoring of pregnancy as well as for diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome. Strand offers a comprehensive panel of accurate hormone assessments.