Smoking cigarettes may cause temporary or permanent damage to body tissues and organs. Every individual is different and therefore may not experience the extent of tissue damage as another individual. The extent of damage caused after habitual smoking can be assessed by a Smoker’s risk assessment test package. These tests can be conducted on any individual, both male and female, of any age, having a history of smoking or after cessation of smoking.
What does a Smoker's Risk Assessment include?
Primary tests in a Smoker’s risk assessment package include assessing the health status of vital organs responsible for body homeostasis and health.
There are 31+ tests included in this exclusive smoker’s risk assessment package.
Risk Assessment for Cholesterol levels: Low-density lipoproteins and Triglycerides known as bad cholesterol tend to increase in habitual smokers, and at the same time, the good cholesterol or high-density lipoproteins reduce substantially.
Deficiency Check for Iron and Vitamin D levels: Smokers tend to have iron and vitamin D deficiency, particularly after the age of 40. This can cause undue fatigue and body ache.
Tumour Marker – Carcino Embryonic Antigen (CEA): CEA is a protein present in the body and is an important indicator of inflammation and malignant or abnormal cell growth. Smoking may, in many cases, cause undue inflammation in the lungs and surrounding tissues, leading to cancerous growth. CEA levels will indicate inflammatory status and also help in early detection of cancers in a few conditionsDiabetes Profile (FBS, HBA1c): Smoking for a long period causes the body to develop resistance to insulin leading to Type 2 Diabetes and subsequently heart and kidney diseases. A diabetes profile assesses this risk of insulin resistance developed due to smoking.
Cardiac profile: Rise in blood pressure and heart rate due to smoking can affect the functioning of the heart. A cardiac profile helps identify specific markers present in the blood that enable us to understand risk of heart diseases at an early stage.
Liver Profile: Rise in cholesterol levels, as mentioned earlier, can negatively impact liver health, causing fatty liver. Also there is an increase in oxidant damage due to smoking. A Liver profile identifies this risk in smokers.
Kidney Profile: Blood flow to kidneys reduces gradually due to the rise in nicotine levels in the blood. Poor blood flow can lead to chronic kidney disease.
Thyroid Profile: Multiple studies over the years have shown that smoking impacts thyroid function by decreasing thyroid hormone levels by interfering with the synthesis levels. This may occur in mild forms but can cause serious thyroid dysfunction in some smokers.
Fluorescent Microscopy: Cells of the lungs are studied with the help of the Fluorescent microscopy technique. Cigarette smoking can cause abnormal cell growth in the lung tissues’ deeper layers, and also makes the lung more prone to infections which can be identified with this test.
Benefits of a Smoker's Risk Assessment
A Smoker’s Risk Assessment helps an early as well as long-term smoker to assess an individual’s health status.
The package includes numerous tests that detect disease or dysfunction in vital body organs at an early stage.
Identification of diseases can lead to better treatment options and, in many cases, results in the complete remission of symptoms of fatal diseases.
Smoker’s Risk Assessment is an important screening tool for all medical professionals for disease surveillance in a community.
Cessation of smoking behavior can be encouraged with this assessment in all habitual and new smokers.
How much does a Smoker's Risk Assessment cost?
A Smoker’s Risk Assessment package includes numerous tests. A comparison of costs across various cities of India through MFine has been provided below:
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How long does it take to complete a Smoker's Risk Assessment?
You can expect to receive the results for Smoker’s risk assessment within 24 to 48 hours after the samples are collected. However, in certain cases, depending on the location, medical advice, and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What is the procedure for a Smoker's Risk Assessment?
A lab specialist will come to collect your blood and urine sample at a preferred time slot. Please make sure to follow the preparations required for this health assessment package. After collecting the samples, the specialist will send them over to the lab partner. The lab partner will analyze the samples based on the tests listed in the package. You will then receive the full report within 48 hours of sample collection on the MFine app.
What preparation is required for a Smoker's Risk Assessment?
Some of the tests can be done at the convenience of your home, but some have to be carried out in designated laboratories and centers.
Instructions on fasting, intake of food and water will be provided before beginning the tests. Some tests also require one to expose certain body parts. The professionals will ensure complete privacy.
You have to go for overnight fasting for some of the tests in the assessment package, such as diabetes profile.
Blood samples will be drawn with the help of a syringe for each blood-based examination of organs like the Liver, Kidney, Thyroid, Heart, and deficiency tests for Iron and Vitamin D.
A medical professional will obtain a complete history of smoking behavior from the smoker to monitor and correlate with other tests.
Why book a Smoker's Risk Assessment through MFine?
MFine provides a complete package to assess your risk of smoking, helping you to manage your health and priorities at the same time. Good hygiene and sanitization are practiced at all times during the procedures. MFine works to provide a reliable and accurate source of information for all individuals and needs.
How to book a Smoker's Risk Assessment?
Login to MFine
Select your city and preferred lab partner
Choose your preferred slot for sample collection
A lab technician will be assigned 12 hours before sample collection
The lab technician will collect your sample from your doorstep
Your test reports will be available within the next 48 hours on MFine
Avail free online doctor consultation to review your test results
Frequently asked questions on Smoker's Risk Assessment
Are MFine's lab partners NABL accredited?
Yes, all our lab partners are NABL (National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration of Laboratories)-accredited labs. Thyrocare, Prima Diagnostics, Neuberg, Healthians are our top lab partners. Most of our lab partners have state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities for diagnostic tests.
Can I avail at-home sample collection for a Smoker's Risk Assessment on weekends?
Yes, we provide sample collections on all days of the week. The timings can vary based on the test, and tests that require 8 to 12 hours of fasting may have morning slots.
Is fasting required for a Smoker's Risk Assessment?
The Diabetic profile/lipid profile/cholesterol profile in the Smoker’s Risk Assessment requires the individual to be fasting overnight. The other tests in the package do not require fasting.
What samples are collected for a Smoker's Risk Assessment?
For most of the tests in the package, blood and urine samples are collected by a certified lab technician at home or at the designated laboratory. The remaining tests will be conducted at a specialized center.
When will I receive my test results for a Smoker's Risk Assessment?
You will receive your test results within 48 hours of sample collection. You can download your reports from the MFine app.
Will I get the result interpretation for my test results?
You will have a free doctor consultation along with your test results for a Smoker’s Risk Assessment. One of our senior doctors will help you understand your results accurately and advise medications and lifestyle changes wherever required.
Which is the best place in India for a Smoker's Risk Assessment?
A comprehensive list of tests is conducted in a Smoker’s Risk Assessment package that is available in a few designated centers across India, MFine being the one-stop solution. It provides all the tests under one roof without any hassles. MFine works to keep your identity and the test results completely confidential.
Can a Smoker's Risk Assessment detect cancer?
While a few of the tests included in the package may indicate the chances of cancerous growth, it is not definitive. It is always advisable to follow up with a doctor and undergo further testing.
Smoker's Risk Assessment vs. Nicotine assessment for Smokers. Which is better?
Nicotine assessment consists of detecting the level of nicotine present in your blood in the case of long-term smokers and can not tell how much of the organs are affected. At the same time, a Smoker’s Risk Assessment will determine the health status of all vital organs in your body and help to identify any disease at an early stage. It is much more useful than just a nicotine assessment.
Can a Smoker's Risk Assessment detect lung cancer or any disease associated with the lungs?
Yes, a Smoker’s Risk Assessment has the potential to identify lung cancer with the help of tumor markers and other markers that recognize inflammatory conditions of the lungs such as pneumonitis, Bronchiectasis, etc.
How can I maintain my fitness after I quit smoking?
Exercise is a good way to both stay fit and abstain from smoking. Fitness can be improved and maintained through regular exercises prescribed by a fitness trainer or a Physiotherapist.
I spend time with friends who smoke a lot. Can I be at risk as well?
Sitting and spending time with people who smoke may lead to passive/secondhand smoking. Passive smoking has also been proven to cause similar disorders. If you are exposed to smoke on a regular basis, you must undergo a Smoker’s Risk Assessment to ensure good health at all times.
I feel tired and breathless after a little work and smoke a lot to relieve stress. Should I get my smoking risk assessment done?
Feeling tired and breathless after work can be early signs of lung disease in a habitual smoker. They can also indicate impending heart disease. To ensure timely treatment and prevention, one must take the Smoker’s Risk Assessment at the earliest.
Is a Smoker's Risk Assessment necessary for a beginner as well?
A Smoker’s Risk Assessment can help diagnose and rule out fatal diseases and therefore is an important surveillance tool. If you are a beginner, it will be a good decision to get yourself checked at the earliest.
Are all tests necessary under a Smoker's Risk Assessment package?
All tests under a Smoker’s Risk Assessment package are necessary as they assess the health status of our vital organs. Unless advised by a physician or medical professional against doing all tests, one must undergo all tests to ensure well-being.
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