How to Prepare For a Lifeline Screening
There are various preparation methods depending on the particular screening in question. Some more involved than others. Please see below for a basic outline of the preparatory measures for different screenings.
What to Wear
For the most part, you can simply wear comfortable, loose-fitting everyday clothing for the procedures. There are a few exceptions to keep in mind, listed here.
Carotid Artery Disease
Shirt must be open-collar, short-sleeved
Do not wear a watch or lotions, oils or pantyhose (keep cell phone off as well)
Wear a short sleeve shirt or blouse, and do not wear pantyhose.
Bone Mineral Density Test:
Do not wear pantyhose
6 for Life Package
Short-sleeved shirt recommended, but can also wear shirt with sleeves that roll easily to accommodate a blood pressure cuff.
Testing With Additional Criteria
While most screenings do not require any additional measures, there are others that require some steps to be taken by the patient beforehand. These exceptions and their criteria are listed below. For more info about us: http://www.lifelinescreening.com/What-We-Do/Screening-Packages click here.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm:
Fast for 4 hours prior to screening, eating only a light meal before that. Do take medication if necessary.
Complete Lipid Panel:
Fast for 8 hours beforehand
Fast for 8 hours prior to screening
6 for Life Package:
Fasting for 8 hours recommended for optimal results
All other testing requires no additional preparation–other than the possible wardrobe requirements listed.
What to Expect and Benefits
You can expect courteous, welcoming service and a friendly, warm environment in which you will feel at ease. The professionally trained staff will be at your side throughout every step of process, and always ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
LifeLine screenings are highly useful; most results come back normal, but potential problems can be identified early thanks to the testing, allowing medical professionals to determine the right course of action for you.