Preparing For Comprehensive Lifeline Screenings

The miracles of modern medicine are saving lives and helping loved ones live to see tomorrow. Innovation in medical technology has provided affordable solutions to monitoring your health; far more extensively than the average annual physical checkup.

Lifeline Screening offers non-invasive ultrasound screening that provides data about your health. Many painless screenings offered by Lifeline Screenings are vital for comprehensive preventative care.

A list of Lifeline screenings and the required steps of preparation

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
Preparation for an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening requires the patient to lie on their back, while an ultrasound is used. The patient’s abdominal aorta will have images and measurements taken. Patients should wear a loose, 2-piece outfit to the appointment. Regular medications should be taken as normal, and a light meal is eaten before a 4 hour fast. Moderate amounts of liquid can be consumed while fasting.

Colorectal Cancer Screening
The FIT test can be done at home, by collecting a stool sample in privacy. Those with hemorrhoidal conditions, blood containing urine, or menstruation within 3 days should delay the FIT stool sample for boosted accuracy.

Osteoporosis Screening/Bone Density Test
Avoid pantyhose or long socks when preparing for this screening. Removing the shoe will be required.

Testosterone Deficiency Screening
Prepare for blood to be drawn between the 7 am -10 am

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Avoiding food for 12 hours boosts accuracy, and short-sleeved shirts are preferable for blood pressure testing.

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening
Short-sleeved shirts and the avoidance of pantyhose is preferred.

Atrial Fibrillation Screening
Avoid wearing jewelry, oils are lotions or pantyhose. Wear loose clothing and make sure all mobile devices are put on silent.

Ankle-brachial index (peripheral arterial disease)
Wear loose clothing, preferably short-sleeved and avoid wearing pantyhose.

Carotid Artery Disease Screening
Wear an open-collared shirt and avoid wearing around the neck area.

Fasting Only
High Cholesterol Screening/Lipid Panel Test
Prepare to fast for 8 hours before this screening.

Glucose (type 2 diabetes)
Fasting for 12 hours.

If the patient is diabetic their doctor should be consulted about the allowance of a diabetic meal instead of normal fasting.

Prostate Cancer Screening; Thyroid Disease Screening; are Lifeline screenings that do not require fasting before the appointment.

C-Reactive Protein Screening; Elevated Liver Enzymes Screening; Elevated Liver Enzymes Screening; HS-CRP (elevated C-reactive protein; Vitamin D Screening and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Screening are Lifeline screenings that do not require preparation before arriving at the appointment.

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