Description of the service

The electrocardiogram is one of the most common tests. The purpose of the test is to diagnose heart symptoms. The test provides information about the heart rhythm, heart rate and its variability, the heart conduction system, cardiac muscle nutrition and oxygen intake, the size and location of the affected area and possible cardiac wall overgrowth.

Preparing for ECG

  • Please note the following before coming in for the examination
    • You should not eat a heavy meal for two hours before the test or drink caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee or cola for four hours before the test.
    • The examination does not require fasting

    Note: It is advisable to sit down for 15 minutes before an ECG examination to calm the blood flow and heart rate.

Booking an appointment

  • How do I book an appointment?

    If the referral contains urine tests and/or an ECG in addition to the blood tests, book an appointment in the “Blood tests and/or urine tests and/or electrocardiogram (ECG)” section


  • Who will interpret my results?

    Please note that the doctor treating you is always responsible for interpreting the results.  Consult your doctor if you have any questions regarding the test results.