Things to Keep in Mind When Preparing For a Life Line Screening
Lifeline Screening is a medical screening and testing company that offers various diagnostic tests at a fraction of the cost of what would be charged at a hospital or a medical testing facility. We all go through life with various aches and pains, but if something is really a possible problem you should have it checked.
With Lifeline screening you can make a simple appointment, have a screening done and have the results forwarded on to your doctor. These screenings and tests are the same as those that are available in hospitals and medical testing facilities, yet they are less expensive and are able to be given in a more timely fashion.
Screening tests include ultrasound, finger-stick blood tests, and a limited EKG. Ultrasound has the ability to “see” through the skin into the body cavity to get a live view of a person’s vital organs. For example it is possible to see the flow of blood and any indication of potential blockage. Ultrasound can also detect bone density which measures the propensity for osteoporosis.
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Tests include a look at the carotid arteries in the neck, the abdominal arteries and the brachial arteries, all testing for any blockage. The Finger-Stick blood test only takes a few drops of blood which can be turned into a full lipid blood panel. This shows the cholesterol levels, such as the HDL and LDL (good and bad cholesterol) so appropriate action can be taken to regulate those levels. Also levels of liver enzymes can be detected to see if there is any liver disease.
A limited EKG can detect atrial fibrillation, or Afib which is an irregular heartbeat. This can cause blood clots that can lead to stroke. All of these test results once completed, can be made readily available to person’s personal doctor.
Getting ready for these screenings is easy and very simple. If you are going to have a blood test, various stages of fasting may apply. Ladies should wear comfortable and loose clothing, preferably slacks and a loose blouse. Gentlemen should wear comfortable trousers and a sports shirt. Screenings may involve lifting up the front of the top, but at no time will a person ever be asked to disrobe.
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