How To Prepare For Your Life Line Screening

You have just scheduled your appointment for your Life Line Screening to detect any heath conditions. The procedure includes blood tests, ultrasounds and EKGs, and you can choose the tests when you register for your screening. Your screening may take place at a facility such as a community center or place of worship, but you can rest assured that the waiting and screening areas are separated with privacy screens.

You may be feeling nervous about the screening, especially if this is your first one. Use the following guide to get an idea of what to expect and how to prepare for your Life Line Screening according to

What To Wear For Your Screening

The clothing you should and should not wear depends on the type of screening you are having done. It is best to wear a two-piece outfit with loose clothing for any procedure, and some procedures may require a shirt with an open collar or short sleeves. Be sure to wear shoes and socks that are easy to remove. Avoid wearing a turtleneck, watch, pantyhose, jewelry, lotion or oil.

Fasting and Taking Medication Before A Screening

The rules of fasting and taking medication also varies per procedure. One example is an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening. You want to eat a light meal four hours before your appointment, and then fast during those four hours after your light meal. You should also make sure to take your medication as prescribed. You need to fast for 12 hours before a complete lipid panel or glucose screening, but you do not need to do anything special for your elevated liver enzymes or hs-CRP screening.


What To Expect During Your Life Line Screening

When you arrive at the facility for your screening, you are going to fill out the necessary forms and take care of your payment. Once your name is called, you are escorted to the designated screening area. The procedure starts with a finger stick blood test and checking your vital signs, and this is followed by the procedures you have requested for your screening.

The length of your Life Line Screening depends on how many procedures you are having done, but you could be at the facility for a little over an hour.

You may feel overwhelmed with the preparation, forms and procedures of your screening, but a Life Line Screening is necessary for identifying health conditions that may not have been detected yet.

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