Unfortunately in our society there are many people who just do not see a doctor on a regular basis. This opens the door for the progress of many life threatening conditions to get a foothold and the individual may not even be aware of it.
Lifeline screening performs life-saving tests and screens that are normally found only in hospitals and medical testing facilities. We all know how expensive that can be and the appointment procedures can take forever by the time a referral is made and an appoint can be made. With Lifeline Screening just make an appointment and show up for your tests and screenings and that is all there is to it.
Screenings use ultrasound to detect real-time activities of the body’s organs. For example, an ultrasound can view the flow of blood in an artery, depicting whether there may be a blockage. Carotid artery blood flow in the neck is one test done by ultrasound, as is the abdomen artery test for cardiovascular disease. The bone density screen tests for osteoporosis.
The finger-stick blood test only needs a drop of blood from the middle finger to create an entire lipid panel to test for cholesterol levels, glucose levels and the levels of liver enzymes, screening for possible liver disease.
The limited electrocardiograph tests for an irregular heartbeat which can create blood clots. Blood clots lead to strokes, so this is a very important test. There are many other tests that when completed will be shared with the patient’s personal physician.
When arriving for your Lifeline Screening appointment you will be greeted by a friendly receptionist who will gather some information such as your name, date of birth, address, phone and the name of your personal physician.
Dress casually for your visit. Wear loose fitting clothing for the most part as lifting up the shirt or blouse may be necessary for some of the tests. You will not have to disrobe, but for the ultrasound tests, the equipment has to be placed on the bare skin.
If you need a blood test it is a good idea to fast for 12 hours prior to the test. You will receive instructions when you make your appointment with Lifeline Screening to learn more about us: http://www.lifelinescreening.com/What-We-Do/What-We-Screen-For click here.
Once your screenings are completed, you will receive a report of the results along with any issues that you should follow up on with your personal physician.