Lifeline Screening provides medical testing and screening to individuals in a convenient and cost-effective manner. Tests are conducted in many public venues and at places of employment. These tests are normally accomplished in hospitals or medical testing facilities and are much more expensive and inconvenient in these places.
Ultrasound is a very popular form of screening for potential medical issues. It sends sound waves towards the part of the body where specific organs are located so that real-time activity of that organ can be observed. It is possible to observe the blood flowing through various arteries to determine if there is a potential blockage. The observation of the Carotid arteries, the main blood vessels in the neck is critical. These arteries are the main vessels that bring blood to the brain. The bone density levels can also be measured which indicate possible osteoporosis, the abdominal aneurysm can be discovered, and peripheral artery disease can be observed.
A limited level electrocardiograph can be performed to indicate whether an individual has an irregular heartbeat or not. If the heart beats irregularly it can throw off blood clots which can result in a stroke, a very serious condition. Many times this can occur and a person may not even be aware of it. An irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, or A-Fib and is more common than many people think. It is easily treated once discovered.
With just a drop of blood complete blood-lipid panel can be created. This measures the amounts of cholesterol that is present in the blood. Both HDL and LDL levels are measured along with triglyceride levels. Glucose screening, or blood-sugar levels indicate if a person is pre-diabetic or if full-blown diabetes is present. A protein in the blood called the C-reactive protein shows if the possible cardiovascular disease is present. Liver function can be assessed by the measurement of various liver enzymes found in the blood.
All tests are forwarded to the doctor of an individual who chooses to utilize the services of Lifeline screening. All tests performed by Lifeline Screening are non-invasive and do not require the removal of any clothing.