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Benefits and Preparation for a Lifeline Screening


While many screenings require many hours of preparation and fasting, lifeline screening only needs very little preparation. Lifeline screening is affordable, non-invasive, convenient, painless and easy. It makes use of ultra-sound technology equipment, and there is maximum surety of accurate results in the laboratory. There are four types of lifeline screening: carotid artery disease screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, bone mineral density screening and ankle-brachial screening.


The lifeline screening is administered by pricking the tip part of a finger and taking only a little drops of blood. The instruments as mentioned above are accurate, FDA approved, and it is the same all throughout various hospitals, laboratories, insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies. The results are out in less than 10 minutes. Lifeline screening is used to test the level of blood sugar level to know risks of diabetes, measure level of reactive proteins in the body, measure level of liver injury and much more.

For the carotid artery screening, one should wear a shirt that is short sleeved and open at the neck while for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening one should wear loose clothing and fast for a minimum of 4 hours before testing. Ankle-brachial index screening requires one to wear loose clothing and short sleeved blouse or shirt while bone mineral density needs one to wear loose clothing and no pantyhose.


Upon arriving at the welcome desk in life screening center, one is required to fill check-in form and pay any fee if it is necessary. After completing all the paperwork, one should be very patient in waiting area until technician request so. The next important step is blood testing whereby a sample is taken from the ring finger. Some technicians will need a measurement of weight, height, and whole other body measurements. The lifeline screening will start from bone density screening and finished with abdominal aortic aneurysm screening. The entire process takes a maximum of 20 minutes and results will be out in 10 minutes.


The main causes of death recently are heart attacks, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Early detection is only the primary factor in saving lives of many people. Lifeline screening help people to reduce stress and improve the overall mental health. Lifeline screening also helps people in lowering chances of stroke and heart attack because symptoms are detected early.

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