Lifeline Screening is the epitome of preventive health. By taking advantage of their sophisticated and discounted procedures, people can stay ahead as far as predicting their good health and wellbeing.
All of the various testing and screening procedures are non-invasive, painless and easy to have done. The highly-trained technicians are experts in their field, and only the latest and most efficient equipment is used.
The screenings that Lifeline Screening uses come in three formats. They are ultrasound, finger-stick blood tests, and a limited electrocardiograph. There is little to no preparation required for a patient when taking the screenings and all the information is made available to the individual’s personal physician.
The ultrasound is the same test that new moms have done to see the new baby in the womb. Sound waves are sent out, and the internal organs are highlighted in the process. It is possible to see real-life images of the organs as well as the blood flow in the veins and arteries. This makes it an ideal test to determine if there is a possible blockage in the aorta and carotid arteries.
The finger-stick blood test results in a full lipid blood panel. This shows the measurements for the HDL and LDL levels of those cholesterol components as well as triglyceride levels. It also measures glucose levels, indicators of a possible diabetic condition. Liver enzyme levels also are visible which can indicate if liver disease is present.
The limited electrocardiograph shows whether or not atrial fibrillation is present, otherwise known as an irregular heartbeat, or A-Fib. A-Fib can throw off blood clots, which can then result in a stroke. Most people who have A-Fib are not aware of it and are walking around in great peril.
It is important that the results of these tests reach a person’s personal physician so appropriate treatment can be pursued.