Established in 1993, Life Line Screening is a medical screening company that helps people discover potential health problems of which they might not be aware. Since its inception, Life Line has screened over 8 million people, and currently screen over 1 million people a year. The company’s accuracy and reliability were confirmed by a study done by the Cleveland Clinic in 2002.
People can go to Life Line Screening’s website to find locations in their area where they can go to and have their screenings done. Usually, the locations are easy to find and are located in churches, municipal halls, and similar types of buildings.
Life Line Screening conducts three basic screening tests to determine the overall health of an individual. The ultrasound shows a real-life view of the organs inside of the body. It can also detect if there are occlusions, or blockages, in blood vessels. One important area that this test discloses is whether or not the carotid arteries in the neck are occluded.
The finger-stick blood test is a painless minor prick in the fatty part of a finger on the end. From the few drops of blood taken, and entire lipid panel can be constructed. One important part of the panel is the levels of cholesterol where it shows the levels of HDL, LDL, and the total cholesterol level.
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The limited electrocardiograph (EKG) can find atrial fibrillation or A-Fib. A-Fib is an irregular heartbeat that can be the cause of blood clots, and thus a stroke. A person may or may not be aware of this, but if it occurs it is recommended that the person’s physician is consulted.
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All of these tests are designed to be shared with the individual’s personal physician. These are the same tests that would normally be performed at a hospital or in a stand-alone testing facility, but at a fraction of the cost.
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