Lifeline Screening is a company which provides medical screening tests to people at a discount. Many people don’t see a doctor regularly, but they should. They are not aware that something might be amiss with their state of health because there are no obvious symptoms based on their judgment and experience.
With Lifeline Screening, people can get tested very conveniently and without any scheduling problems by showing up at a Lifeline location. The preventive health tests come in three categories. The first category is the ultrasound. This is the same type of procedure that pregnant moms have done when they want to know the sex of the baby that is to come. Sound waves are directed to the body of the patient, and the internal organs are shown on the screen in real time.
Blood flow can be viewed within the arteries to determine if there is any blockage. Arteries such as the Carotid and the aorta can be viewed in this manner. Bone density can be screened to determine osteoporosis.
The second type of screening is the finger-stick blood test where only a few drops of blood are needed. From this, an entire lipid blood panel is the result where a person’s cholesterol readings can be gleaned. The HDL and LDL (Good and Bad Cholesterol) are indicated which are meaningful results. The blood-sugar levels are given which tells the possibility of diabetes, and the level of liver enzymes tells whether there is a propensity for liver disease.
The third type of test is the limited electrocardiograph which looks for atrial fibrillation which is also called A-Fib. This is an irregular heartbeat which is dangerous because it causes blood clots to form which can cause a stroke.
These screening tests given by Lifeline Screening are non-invasive, and the results are easily transmitted to the patient’s primary care physician.