Lifeline Screening is a national company that provides medical screenings on a stand-alone basis rather than having to have a doctor refer to a hospital or medical testing facility. Many people do not make regular visits to their doctor for checkups and this can affect their overall health because they are not regularly examined.
Lifeline Screen has three basic means of testing people, the ultrasound, the finger-stick blood test, and the limited electrocardiograph. The ultrasound test is very much like the test that pregnant moms get when they want to know whether they are going to have a boy or a girl. Sound waves are sent towards the person’s body and immediately the internal organs are viewed. This test can measure the blood flow in the arteries and gives an indication if they are blocked or not. It also monitors bone density in order to tell if a person is susceptible to osteoporosis.
The second manner of testing is the finger-stick blood test. By securing a few drops of blood from the fatty part of a person’s finger, a full lipid blood panel can be created. This will show a full study of a person’s cholesterol levels including the HDL and the LDL, along with triglyceride levels. Glucose levels are monitored which tests for diabetes as well as liver enzyme levels which test for liver disease.
The third screening is the limited electrocardiograph which tests for arterial fibrillation, or for a heartbeat that is irregular. This is also called A-Fib which can be extremely dangerous. A-Fib will form blood clots because of the irregularity of the heartbeats which can cause a stroke to occur. Other heart conditions can also be screened by this test.