THALASSEMIA N ME

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Thal Medical Care

 

This section Thal Medical Care I am going to share with you on Medical Treatment, Blood Test, Doctor Consultation and things a Thalassemia Major Patient is going through, or at least for me myself. There must be something you are going through as well if you are a Thalassemia Major Patient like me. So hope you enjoy reading this section as well on my website. 

 

THE STANDARD EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED ON CRONO DESFERAL INJECTION PUMP

 

 

STANDARD EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED ON CRONO DESFERAL INJECTION PUMP

 

1) AMBULATORY INFUSION PUMP

 

2) PUMP CASE

 

3) ELASTIC BELT

 

4) COLLAR STRAP

 

5) FABRIC HOLDER

 

6) 2 BATTERIES (ONE ALREADY INSERTED IN THE PUMP)

 

7) BATTERY TOOL - BATTERY COVER OPENER

 

 

LABORATORY INVESTIGATES - BLOOD TEST

 

FULL BLOOD COUNT

 

LIPLD.P

 

ELECTROLYTES ( NA,K,CL )

 

25 - HYDROXYVITAMIN D

 

CALCIUM, SERUM

 

CALCIUM PO4

 

FERRITIN ( RIA )

 

PHOSPATE, INORGANIC

 

PHOSPHATE, ALKALINE

 

DIGOXIN

 

FERRITIN ( RIA )

 

ZINC

 

25 - HYDROXYVITAMIN D

 

ALANINE AMINO TRANSFERASE (ALT)

 

ASPARTATE AMINO TRANSFERASE (AST)

 

CREATININE

 

PROTEIN URINE, QUANTITATIVE

 

ABO AND RHO TYPING

 

ANTIBODY SCREENING

 

COMPATIBILITY TEST CROSS MATCH SCREENING

 

TP ALB TBIL ALP ALT AST

 

FRUCTOSAMINE 

 

 

SPECIALISED INVESTIGATIONS

 

FREE THYROXINE ( FT4 )

 

FREE T4/TSH

 

INTACT PARATHYROID HORMONE

 

ECG, 12-LEAD WITH LONG LEAD

 

ECG - TRANSTHORACIC ECHO

 

ABO AND RHO TYPING

 

ANTIBODY SCREENING

 

RB 50 - FILTER

 

LAB PROCESSING FEES FOR BLOOD

 

COMPATIBILITY TEST CROSS MATCH SCREENING

 

 

PROFESSIONAL FEES - DOCTOR

  

CONSULT - NEW, SR CON

 

CONSULT - FOL, SR CON

 

CONSULT - FOL, CON

 

CONSULT - FOL, ASSOC CON

 

CONSULT - FOL, MO 

 

 

BLOOD TRANSFUSION

 

THALASSEMIA PKG ( 3 WASHED CELLS ) AS I AM ON WASHED CELLS

 

 

MRI 

 

MRI CARDIAC/LIVER (IRON LOADING) 

 

 

BONE MINERAL DENSITY 

 

BONE MINERAL DENSITY - SPINE & HIP - NUCLEAR 

 

 

THINGS/ITEM NEEDED FOR DESFERAL INJECTION

 

DESFERRIOXAMINE M 500MG INJECTION

 

 WATER FOR INJECTION

 

SCALP VEIN SET 27G x 1.5'' x 30CM (BUTTERFLY NEEDLE)

 

DISPOSABLE NEEDLE 21G x 1.5 INCH

 

CRN 10ML/20ML CRONO SYRINGE (AVAILABLE IN TWO SIZE)

 

ALCOHOL SWABS 40S ( SKIN CLEANSING ALCOHOL PREP ) - FOR APPLYING ON SKIN BEFORE INSERTING THE BUTTERFUL NEEDLE

 

BETAMETHASONE 0.025% CREAM ( 15G ) - APPLY ON THE SKIN AFTER THE BUTTERFUL NEEDLE IS TAKEN OUT

 

MICROPORE SURGICAL TAPE - TO BE USED TO PASTE OVER THE BUTTERFLY NEEDLE AFTER INJECTING IT UNDER YOUR SKIN

 

 

SUPPLEMENTS

 

FOLIC ACID 5MG TABLET - 1 TABLET A DAY (May be taken with or without food)

 

ASCORBIC ACID 100MG ( VITAMIN C ) TABLET - 1 TABLET A DAY

 

VITAMIN B COMPLEX TABLET - 1 TABLET A DAY

 

D3 - VITAMIN 1000IU TABLET - 1 TABLET A DAY

 

OYSTER CALCIUM 250MG WITH VITAMIN D - 2 TABLETS A DAY                               

 

WHEATGRASS CAPSULES - 1 TABLET A DAY

 

 

MEDICATION

 

EUTHYROX LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 100MG TABLET - 1 TABLET A DAY  

Take half to one hour before food. Take everyday unless otherwise directed

 

LANOXIN - PG DIGOXIN 62.5MG TABLET 

2 TABLET A DAY = 125MG TOTAL                                  

Take with or after food. Take everyday unless otherwise directed.

 

 

LIST PRICE OF SOME SUPPLEMENTS, MEDICATIONS, LABORATORY INVESTIGATION, SCREENING AND DOCTOR CONSULT

 

THAT'S FOR MY CASE ROUGHLY HOW MUCH I AM BRING CHARGE ON THESE MEDICAL BILL. I AM SUBSIDISED FOR MOST OF IT AND WITH GOVERNMENT GRANT AT KK HOSPITAL, SO THE CHARGES WILL BE LOWER. THESE ARE THE SCREENING, MEDICAL CONSULT AND BLOOD TEST AND GO THROUGH BEFORE THERE MIGHT BE MOST OF IT:)  

 

INVOICE IS AFTER GOVERNMENT GRANT AND GST ABSORBED

LESS: GOVERNMENT GRANT  

LESS: GST ABSORBED BY THE GOVERNMENT (7%) 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

ASCORBIC ACID 100MG TABLET (VIT C) 120 TABLETS - $6.00

 

VITAMIN B COMPLEX TABLET 120 TABLETS - $6.00

 

FOLID ACID TABLET 30 TABLETS - $1.50

 

CALCIUM 250MG WITH VITAMIN D 1 BOTTLE 100 TABLETS - $8.68

 

VITAMIN D3 1000iu 90 TABLETS - $16.82

 

LEVOTHYROXINE SOD* 100MCG TABLET (EUTHYROX) 30 TABLETS - $3.60

 

DIGOXIN TABLET 180 TABLETS - $14.40

 

DEFERIPRONE 500MCG L1 TABLET 360 TABLETS - $900.00

 

HEPATITIS B 10MCG/0.5ML VAC (ENGERIX) - $10.86

 

EXJADE (DEFERASIROX) TABLETS 28 TABLETS - $1466.64 (WITHOUT PROMOTION)

PATIENTS STARTING ON IT ARE GETTING BUY 1 TABLET AND GET 1 TABLET FREE PROMOTION THAT MEAN 56 TABLET COST $1466.64

 

ABO AND RHO TYPING - $11.95

 

ANTIBODY SCREENING - $7.95

 

LAB PROCESSING FEES FOR BLOOD - $90.00

 

COMPATIBILITY TEST CROSS MATCH SCREENING - $35.85

 

ALANINE AMINO TRANSFERASE (ALT) - $7.00

 

ASPARTATE AMINO TRANSFERASE (AST) - $7.00
 

CREATININE -$7.00

 

PROTEIN URINE, QUANTITATIVE - $7.00
 

FULL BLOOD COUNT - $15.00

 

HAND XRAY, FOR BONE AGE - $15.00

 

CONSULT - FOL,CON - $20.00

 

CONSULT - FOL, ASSOC CON - $23.00

 

CONSULT - FOL, MO - $23.00

 

FREE T4/TSH - $24.10

 

ECG, 12-LEAD WITH LONG LEAD - $12.05

 

ECG-TRANSTHORACIC ECHO - $105.00

 

CALCIUM SERUM - $7.00

 

CALCIUM PO4 - $$11.70

 

PHOSHATASE, ALKALINE - $7.00

 

PHOSPHATE, INORGANIC - $7.00

 

DIGOXIN BLOOD TEST - $10.65

 

ELECTROLYTES (NA,K,CL) - $11.60

 

FERRITIN (RIA) - $14.55

 

GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST (GTT) - $14.45

 

TP ALB TBIL ALP ALT AST - $35.15

 

LIVER P. - $33.20

 

RENAL PANEL + GLUCOSE - $27.70

 

RB 50 - FILTER  - $42.15

 

FACILITY CHARGE (BED) - $40.00

 

STANDARD INJECTION - $7.00

 

IV BLOOD TRANSFUSION - $17.80

 

THALASSEMIA PACKAGE (2 WASHED CELLS) - $188.00

 

THALASSEMIA - WASHED CELLS (XMB006 & XMA012) - $84.75

 

MRI CARDIAC/LIVER (IRON LOADING) - $208.70

 

SCALP VEIN SET 27GX1/2"30CM (100S) 100 PIECES - $66.67

 

SURGICAL TAPE 2.5/1 INCH 12S 3 ROLLS - $3.63

 

ALCOHOL SWABS 40S (PREPACKED) 6 PACKETS = 240 PIECES - $7.26

 

WATER FOR INJECTION 4 AMP - $1.20

 

BETAMETHASONE 0.025% CREAM 1 TUBE - $1.50

 

ZINC - $25.00

 

FERRITIN - $16.20

 

25 - HYDROXYVITAMIN D - $34.00

 

FRUCTOSAMINE - $10.65

 

 

Need help on Medical assistance? Look out for Medical Social Services!!!

To process your request for financial assistance from medifund, documents
to provide them:


[   ] Name, NRIC and occupation of immediate family members.
       (As per application form)

[   ] Patient and immediate family members payslips and income tax
      assessment forms (IR8A, IR8C) or employment letter.

[   ] Bank account book of patient and spouse (if married).

[   ] Breakdown of monthly household expenditure including those staying
      with the applicant. (refer to below section)

[   ] Statement of arrears, if any (eg: Power Supply bills, telephone bills,
      conservancy charges).

[   ] Proof of financial aid from social service agencies (eg: Community
      Development Council (CDC) or religious groups, if any).

Please bring this slip above documents on the day of your appointment with
our Medical Social Worker.


Breakdown of Actual Household Expenditure List



Non cooked food (eg: Marketing)                         __________

Cooked food (eg: Hawker food, take away)          __________

Fuel & Utilities                                                      __________
 
Housing (Rental / Installment) (cash)                    __________

Household durables                                              __________

Conservancy charges                                            __________

Transport charges                                                 __________

Communication (eg: Telephone charges)              __________

Health care                                                            __________

School expenses                                                    __________

Contribution to family                                            __________

Insurance                                                                __________

Loans installment                                                   __________

Others (Please specify: __________)                         __________

                          

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