Lifeline Screening is a company that performs medical screening tests for the public at discount prices. Rather than having to go to a hospital or a medical testing center, people can get most diagnostic tests completed through Lifeline.
The Lifeline Screening tests are given in three basic modes, ultrasound, finger-stick blood testing, and a limited electrocardiograph. The ultrasound is similar to the test given when a pregnant mom wants to find out whether she is having a girl or a boy. Sound waves are sent into the body and the organs are shown in real life. It is possible to see if arteries are clogged, It also checks the ankle-brachial index for peripheral artery disease and bone density for osteoporosis.
The finger-stick blood screening test takes just a few drops of blood from a finger prick and creates an entire lipid blood panel to test the cholesterol levels of a person. It monitors the glucose levels in the blood to test for diabetes. It measures for certain proteins that can indicate any cardiovascular issues as well as determine the levels of liver enzymes to check for liver disease.
The limited electrocardiograph measures primarily for arterial fibrillation, or A-Fib as it is also called. What it amounts to is an irregular heartbeat and it can be very dangerous. This condition causes blood clots to form which causes strokes. Of course, a person’s doctor should have this information as soon as possible.
All of the tests are non-invasive and are easy to obtain. The results of the tests are easily transmitted to an individual’s physician for further analysis and treatment if it is needed.
Lifeline Screening can be found at various locations throughout the country at municipal sites and employer locations. When people have access to screenings such as these they have the opportunity to get tested where otherwise they would not have the chance.
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