A rep from the Irish embassy is due to visit Ibrahim Halawa in an Egyptian prison hospital in the coming days.
Yesterday it emerged the Firhouse native had been moved to a medical facility in a separate jail.
The 21 year old has been held without trial for three and a half years, after being arrested during political protests at the age of 17.
Ibrahim's health has been deteriorating; he has heart problems and his family say he's been on hunger strike.
In a statement today the Deparment of Foreign Affairs says the Irish embassy in Cairo requested prison authorities give Ibrahim a medical check, and he is currently undergoing a number of examinations on foot of a court order.
'Our understanding is that these tests are being administered at present and this information was conveyed to the family by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade on Tuesday afternoon, 21 February.'