Preparing For Your Lifeline Screening Test

Lifeline Screening offers a very good priced and convenient medical screening system. The company offers the same tests that are available at a hospital or a medical screening facility and it is much more convenient. Many people today avoid seeing a doctor on a regular basis because it takes so long to get an appointment and they don’t feel like they have anything wrong.

 

Illness has a much better chance of being cured when it is caught in the early stages, and that is where Lifeline Screening comes in. Some of the more popular screenings include a limited electrocardiograph, ultrasound, and finger-stick blood testing. All testing results are readily made available to your doctor at no extra cost, as a doctor must ultimately interpret the results of the screenings.

The limited electrocardiograph determines if a person has atrial fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat. A-Fib, as it is called, can be very dangerous as it can cause blood clots which can cause a stroke. If this condition is present your doctor should be made aware of it as soon as possible.

Ultrasound testing is another popular procedure. Ultrasound is the same type of testing that a new mother has done in order to find out if the baby is going to be a boy or a girl. Ultrasound gives the medical personnel a “live” view of what is going on inside of the human body in real time.

With Ultrasound the flow of your blood can be observed which is a key to the discovery of possible blockages. A Carotid artery screening is going to look at the flow of blood of the neck arteries. A screening of the abdominal and ankle arteries give an indication of any cardiac problems. A bone scan will give an indication if there is a possibility of osteoporosis.

A simple finger-stick blood test is enough with just a few drops of blood to create a full lipid blood panel. With this information, the levels of both good and bad cholesterol can be measured and analyzed. The glucose, or blood sugar level is also measured to determine if you have diabetes. Liver enzymes are analyzed to determine if you have any liver disease.

Preparation for your screening with Lifeline Screening is very easy. When you make your appointment, the Lifeline personnel will advise you to wear loose-fitting clothing. Ladies should wear slacks and a loose fitting blouse and men should wear comfortable pants and a sports shirt. If you are going to have a blood test, fasting for 6 to 12 hours is recommended.

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