Lifeline Screening – Getting Ready

Lifeline Screening is a private medical screening and testing facility that offers a full range of tests and screenings that are designed to discover any abnormalities that may require medical attention. When people receive their screenings from Lifeline Screening, the results are made available immediately to the patient’s doctor.

Unfortunately today, many people do not have regular visits or checkups with their doctor. They are either too busy, afraid of the results, feel it is too expensive, or they just don’t bother. This can be dangerous because many of the more serious medical conditions don’t really show much in the way of symptoms in their early stages.

Lifeline screening offers a variety of tests that are designed to uncover any initial issues that may lead to more serious consequences later on. The tests are the same as those that are available in medical testing facilities and in hospitals. The personnel who administer the tests have the same medical training and education as hospital workers and testing units.

The tests include ultrasound, blood tests, bone density screening, and EKG’s. The locations are conveniently accessed and the overall tests are relatively inexpensive. For example, ultrasound is used to see “inside” of a person’s body to view one’s organs in real life. It is possible to see the blood flow which helps to detect if there is any potential blockage.

Preparation for the tests is very easy too. Women should wear slacks and a light, loose-fitting top or blouse. Men should wear comfortable trousers and a sports shirt. The object is to be comfortable during the testing procedure. When patients arrive at the Lifeline Screening facility they will be given paperwork to fill out which will detail their name, address, zip code, phone and a brief synopsis of their medical history.

Patients may be asked to pull up their shirt or top for ultrasound and EKG tests, but at no time will they be asked to disrobe. Patients will be asked to fast for a 6 to 12-hour period prior to receiving any blood testing.

The screenings will take only an hour to two hours, depending on the type of screenings and how many are given.

Lifeline Screening info: www.naifa.org/practice-resources/prp/lifeline-screening