Which health screening tests do you really need? It's a common scenario in Singapore -- your parent or relative receives a letter offering free "basic" health screening services, usually in the form of a tie-up with the company where he or she is working.
So when my dad asked me last night:
What are the essential tests I should go for?
I had a glance through what was on offer: five pages worth of optional add-ons to the free basic screen, ranging from cancer marker tests, to mind-boggling X-Rays and ultrasound scans. This post explains exactly what tests you need, and which you do not.