Life Line Screening is a company that performs medical screening tests similar to those that are given in hospitals and medical testing facilities. The personnel is trained and must operate in a professional manner just as any other medical facility. The testing is given in public places such as schools and libraries and employers’ workplaces.
Ultra sound is one type of test that is given. A sound wave is directed at the place in the body where the results are being sought and an actual live view is shown on a screen. It is possible, for example, to view the flow of blood in arteries and veins. One very typical screening is made of the carotid arteries in the neck to determine if there is any blockage in that area.
Ultrasound also tests for abdominal aneurysms, ankle-brachial screening for possible peripheral artery disease, and for the bone density levels of an individual to test for osteoporosis.
The limited electrocardiograph tests for an irregular heartbeat in an individual. This is called atrial fibrillation, or A-Fib, and it can cause blood clots to form which can lead to stroke. A person’s doctor should know about this condition as soon as possible.
The Finger-Stick blood test can take just a few drops of blood from the end of one’s finger and run a complete lipid panel. Testing for cholesterol levels is important here, as HDL and LDL, along with triglyceride levels can be tested. A heart test called C-Reactive Protein tests for cardiovascular disease, and the level of liver enzymes are tested to detect any possible liver disease.
The individual’s doctor is sent the test results in all cases for further evaluation and any treatment that may be necessary.