Lifeline Screening is an agency that offers tests for preventative health care. These tests are available to the general public at any time. To better serve the needs of those individuals interested in taking steps to prevent potentially harmful health conditions from occurring or getting worse, Lifeline offers a simple online guide for preparation.
These steps are essential to the screening process in that they allow the methods used to provide more accurate results. In most cases, preparing for a screening from Lifeline requires no more than the wearing of comfortable clothing.
Since some of the testing available through Lifeline is for the detection of glucose or cholesterol levels. The preparation for these tests would include certain fasting requirements. Although these levels are tested using blood samples drawn from a simple finger stick method, the fasting requirements need to be adhered to in order to get the best readings possible. For a complete lipid panel an individual needs to fast for at least 12 hours before having their screening performed. This same time period is required for a glucose test as well as for the screening for Lifeline’s 6 for Life Package, which includes the testing for heart disease. The screening for an abdominal aortic aneurysm has a shortened fast period of 4 hours with specific meal requirements.
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In some instances, the preparation for a Lifeline screening could include the type of clothing a person wears. This is usually to make accessing certain points on the body easier for the purpose of obtaining more accurate information. Short sleeved shirts and open collars are often required for tests which require the monitoring of the heart rate. The test for peripheral arterial disease specifically requests that pantyhose not be worn. This screening along with the one for abdominal aortic aneurysm, also requests that the individual wear loose clothing in the form of a two-piece outfit.
As a facility focused on providing patients with the best care possible, the team at Lifeline Screening offers a 14-point promise to everyone they assist. Included in this is their promise to make sure every person receiving a screening is well informed and comfortable. They also promise to use the highest quality equipment in combination with certified procedures to ensure the results obtained are of the highest level of accuracy. They also promise to take steps toward informing individuals of anything they believe to be of an immediate concern to their health.
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