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Biometric Screening Overview

HEALTHY HEART

Blood Pressure

Early detection and treatment of high blood pressure can greatly reduce the risk of diseases associated with high blood pressure, thus improving your health.  

Recommended yearly

Preparation: Do not drink coffee or any caffeine prior to the test. Wear a shirt or blouse that has a loose fitting or thin sleeve so we can place the blood pressure cuff on your upper arm.  If you are on blood pressure medication, please take them as prescribed by your physician.

Cholesterol or Lipid Panel

This panel measures your total cholesterol, triglyceride and cholesterol levels including both "good" cholesterol (HDL) and "bad" cholesterol (LDL).

Recommended yearly.

Preparation:
For the most accurate cholesterol level your diet should not have changed for 3 weeks, your body weight should be stable, you should not consume alcohol for 3 days prior to the test and you should fast for 12 hours prior to the test. You may drink water.

DIABETES

Glucose

Glucose is the main source of energy in the body. Blood glucose levels are used to screen for and monitor the progress and treatment of diabetes mellitus.

Preparation: You should fast for 12 hours prior to the test. You may drink water.

ADDITIONAL TESTING (SAME BLOOD DRAW AS CHOLESTEROL)

Blood Type

Determination of ABO blood group and Rh type. It is recommended that you know your blood type in case of an emergency.

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

This is a standard way of evaluating blood cells. It consists of white blood cell count, white blood cell differential, red blood cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelet count. It is used to evaluate anemia, leukemia, presence of infection, hydration, dehydration, polycythemia, and clotting disorders.

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

This test will evaluate liver and kidney function and electrolyte imbalances in the body (acid/base balance) that could indicate metabolic disorders or endocrine disease.
This test includes, BUN, creatinine, AG ratio, calcium, total protein, albumin, globulin, alkaline, phosphatase, serum: ALT (SGPT): AST (SGOT); billirubin, carbon-dioxide level, chloride, potassium, sodium, anion gap.

Preparation: You should fast for 12 hours prior to the test. You may drink water.

Hematocrit

This test is a measurement of the volume of red blood cells in the blood expressed as a percentage. It evaluates bleeding disorders, anemia, polycythemia, and hydration. This test is included in a CBC (see above).

Iron

Iron helps your blood to deliver oxygen to your body. This test measures the total amount of iron in the blood, the iron binding capacity, and how much of this capacity is being used. A low iron level can lead to anemia and may be a sign of abnormal bleeding.

Lead

Lead testing is done to monitor possible lead exposure. High lead levels can cause neurological damage. They are often done on children that may have exposure to lead paint in older homes, but also on individuals whose work environment could be exposing them to lead.

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

PSA is produced in small amounts by a man's prostate, but an abnormally high PSA level could be a sign of prostate cancer.  Early detection is the greatest chance for survival.  This test should be performed yearly for men over 40.

Thyroid (T3, T4)

The thyroid gland located in the neck produces two hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Both stimulate metabolism. This test is used to detect only an under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism).

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormone. This test is a screening tool to detect an under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism) or an over-active thyroid (hyperthyroidism).

SPECIALIZED TESTING

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FITNESS & FUNCTIONAL TESTING

Body Composition (Body Fat)

Bio-electrical impedance is utilized to measure an individual’s body fat. This test is recommended because it provides an easy method to determine an appropriate body weight, thus identifying a risk factor for disease. 

Preparation: Drink plenty of water the morning of the test

Waist/ Weight

Measures your waist size and weight.

Preparation:  None