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Q&A: Which STDs are tested in the mandatory medical check?



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***Q&A***

Which STDs are tested for in the mandatory medical check?


According to feedback by medical experts at Xiangya 1 Hospital the annual medical check (for most foreigners based in Hunan) assesses your blood for the following sexually trasmitted diseases (STDs): 

HIV

Syphilis

Hepatitis B (HBV)

Hepatitis C (HCV)*

Alanine Aminotransferase**

*HCV is usually trasmitted by blood (not sexually)

**assesses liver function which could reveal Hepatitis 


The 'complete blood count' shows  the status of your body in general and is not necessarily connected to drug use (as some have claimed in the past):

 

White blood cell count

Red blood cell count

Platelets cell count

Hemoglobin concentration

Neutrophil percentage

Lymphocytes percentage

 

About the urinary test, this is actually called a 'Routine Urine Test' and there is no specific purpose to it. It's part of the overall medical examination. However, it is likely that drug testing could become part of the mandatory check in the future. 


To book for medical check (which now requires online appointment prior to your visit as well as showing your valid 'green health ecode'  on your phone), check out our article:


THE FOREIGNER MEDICAL EXAM IN CHANGSHA


You can also visit our article listing all public hospitals in Changsha and what their specialist departments are (and whether they have an English-speaking service):


FIND YOUR CHANGSHA HOSPITAL


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