Reach100
The Health Checks

What does Reach 100 tell me?

As a Reach100 patient, it’s your choice.

  1. Initial Consultation

Our doctors will give you information about scientifically proven risk assessment and disease prevention strategies. You will receive a comprehensive list of individualised recommendations for which to choose your next step.

  1. Genome Health Package

Science is showing that as we age, our bodies start making poorer copies of our DNA.  Thanks to the development of Genome Health Analysis, we can now determine the extent of DNA damage through a simple blood test, and make recommendations as to how to reduce damage to your DNA.

By choosing the Genome Health Package, Reach100 patients can have a Genome Health Analysis without the other tests involved in the Comprehensive Health Package.   As part of this test, we will check the levels of important micronutrients in your blood.  Micronutrients include red cell folate, serum folate and Vitamin B12 - all essential to the body’s ability to replicate healthy DNA, as well as to brain function and the generation of red blood cells. We will also test your body’s ability to process folate.  Your Reach100 doctor will then make recommendations about the health of your DNA, based on the results of these tests.

All that’s required of you is a visit to the Reach100 clinic, a blood test and completion of a consent form and a health questionnaire. 

  1. Genome Health Follow-up

Four months after your initial test, we recommend you return to Reach 100 for follow-up analysis to monitor any changes in your DNA, with a view to fine-tuning your diet, exercise and/or supplements.

  1. Comprehensive Health Package

Choosing Reach100’s Comprehensive Health Package gives you the equivalent of a “Major Service” for your car – all from one blood sample!  Your fundamental health status will be checked with the Genome Health Analysis described above, but testing will be enhanced to include a broad range of blood tests for conditions including anaemia, cell degeneration, cholesterol, diabetes, heart abnormalities, impaired liver function, and even cancers.  On the basis of these tests, your Reach100 doctor will be able to provide you with a comprehensive vision of your future health outlook and lifestyle, dietary and exercise recommendations to manage it.  After four months, you’ll be entitled to the Genome Health Follow-up at no extra cost.

The Reach100 Comprehensive Health Package tests for:

Anaemia

Anaemia, which causes tiredness and general lethargy, is a deficiency of iron carrying red blood cells - the cells that carry oxygen around the body. This can be remedied by a better diet or supplements. Doctors can tell if you are suffering from this problem through a blood test to check your haemoglobin (iron) levels and white blood cell count to give an indication of how healthy your blood and bone marrow is.

Liver function

Our livers clean toxins from the body so we really can’t afford to have a liver that is not functioning well. A Liver Function test checks your general blood chemistry and liver enzyme levels to assess your liver function.

Cholesterol

High levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol can cause heart disease. Reach100 will check the level of cholesterol and other blood fats.

Problems processing folate

Folate is a vitamin crucial to the healthy development of babies in the early stages of pregnancy. But if you have problems processing folate, or your levels are too low, you could risk problems such as having a child with the spinal cord problem spina bifida.

High or low blood pressure

High or low blood pressure can be an indicator of cardiovascular disease and this should be checked regularly.

Diabetes

Our doctors will check your blood glucose level for diabetes. Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to regulate blood glucose levels or becomes resistant to the effects of insulin – the hormone controlling glucose uptake by cells. Some people suffer a gradual on-set of the disease and may not know they have it.

Cellular damage

Elevated cellular damage can be an indication of poor health and ageing and can cause damage to arteries and the brain as well as diabetes and arthritis.

Heart abnormalities and disease

We will check for any irregular heart rhythms and murmurs and further testing in a cardiology clinic will measure the function of the heart.

Abdominal lumps and enlarged organs

Lumps, pain or enlarged organs detected by physical examination may indicate disease in the abdomen (for example, liver disease or cancer)

Lung disease

During the physical examination, your lungs will be examined. There are many lung diseases including emphysema, infection and cancer. Some of these diseases create physical signs that the doctor will look for. If further testing is required, this will be arranged as necessary. Further testing may include lung function testing.

Weight problems

Australians are rapidly becoming more and more overweight. Being overweight or obese is linked to an increased likelihood of many diseases but especially high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Joint and respiratory problems can also occur. In some cases, there are underlying reasons for being outside the normal weight range. These may include hormonal imbalances. We are able to test for these at Reach100.

Hormone testing

We can offer a range of hormone testing including thyroid function and levels of female and male specific hormones. Some of these tests are included as part of the health assessment and more detailed problems are part of the specialist investigations that may be recommended.

Prostate Cancer

We will check your blood for indications of prostate cancer.

Other tests

Bowel cancer

We will use a standard test to check for bowel cancer

Kidney and urinary system

We will use standard tests to check for any abnormalities in the kidneys or urinary system to check for any problems that may require further investigation.


If our doctors think you need further specialist examination, we can arrange for specialist tests/appointments you require. Such tests may include:

Heart function/cardiology

Heart abnormalities and disease are a serious health problem and people suffering them must seek timely medical help. People can be born with heart abnormalities and bad diets, while smoking and a lack of exercise can cause heart disease.  Tests such as an echocardiogram (an ultrasound of heart function) a stress ECG (an assessment of the heart while exercising) and stress CT (a detailed method of imaging heart and lungs, including checking for calcium in the arteries) are available to check for these problems.

Women’s health

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women after non-melanoma skin cancer. In Australia, more than 11,000 new cases detected each year. Early detection is the best weapon against this disease and regular mammograms for women over 50 screens for it. Although breast cancer primarily affects women, a small number of men are affected by breast cancer, although only women can have mammograms.
A Pap Smear is a recognised screening test to look for cervical cancer. This can be arranged through your own General Practitioner, your gynaecologist or Reach100 if you are not up to date with this screening.

Men’s health

In Australia each year, around 12,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and these are not only men aged in their 70s or older. Men aged 50 and 60 and even in their 40s are diagnosed with this disease. Early diagnosis is critically important to beat it.  We will use recognised tests to check for any signs of the cancer. Urinary dysfunction may require referral to a urology specialist.

Gasteroenterology

A colonoscopy is a procedure where a telescopic examination of the bowel checks for any signs of bowel cancer. An endoscopy, is a similar telescopic examination that checks the stomach and upper small intestine for any problems such as cancer or stomach ulcers. These procedures are day surgery procedures.


Summarised List

The Reach100 Comprehensive Health Package tests for:

Anaemia

Liver function

Cholesterol

Folate processing

High or low blood pressure

Diabetes

Cellular damage

Heart abnormalities and disease

Abdominal lumps and enlarged organs

Lung disease

Weight problems

Hormone testing including thyroid function

Prostate Cancer

Bowel cancer

Kidney and urinary system


If our doctors think you need further specialist examination, we can arrange for the specialist tests/appointments you require, including:

Heart function/cardiology

Breast cancer screening (women & men)

Cervical cancer screening

Gasteroenterology.