Lifeline Screening offers preventative health tests to help people take control of their lives. These tests encompass a broad range of health conditions, which include heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and some forms of cancer. Through the use of state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology, each test is designed to provide people with the most accurate results possible. To help ensure the accuracy of their test results, people are encouraged to make the necessary preparations in advance of having their health screening preformed. These preparations vary according to the type of test conducted and the method used to perform it. In most cases, there is no preparation required other than to wear comfortable clothing.
Lifeline Screening uses three methods for the health testing they conduct. The finger prick method of drawing blood is used to perform screenings that use blood panels. These include tests for cholesterol, lipids and glucose levels. In order to get an accurate reading from these panels, people are required to fast for a specific amount of time before having their blood drawn. A 12-hour fast is the common practice for these tests. The screening process for an abdominal aortic aneurysm also requires the person to fast for four hours before having their test. In addition, they are also advised to eat a minimal amount of non-gas producing food before their four hour fast begins.
The other methods used by Life Line to assess a person’s state of health include ultrasound and EKG readings. It is vital to the accuracy of these readings that people prepare for them accordingly. In some cases, the technicians performing the screening might need access to different areas of the body. A screening for peripheral artery disease requires the individual to wear loose clothing without pantyhose and with a shirt that has short sleeves. As in the case for the screening for stroke, the clothing requirement is designed to allow technicians to obtain better readings of arteries and blood vessels. The objective of a preventative care screening is to provide individuals with information that allows them to take steps toward improving their health to live fuller lives.