Screening & Lab Services
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Do you know your health numbers?
We offer low cost Health Screenings to test:
- Blood Glucose
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Blood Pressure
- Lipid Panel
- HDL and LDL Cholesterol
No appointment necessary. Download and fill out the Intake Form to save time.
Do you know the recommended numbers for each of these screening tests?
The A1c test measures your average blood glucose for the past two to three months. The advantages of being diagnosed this way are that you don’t have to fast or drink anything.
Diabetes is diagnosed at an A1c of greater than or equal to 6.5%.
Your blood pressure is recorded as two numbers: Systolic and Diastolic. Systolic indicates how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls when the heart beats. Diastolic indicates how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls while the heart is resting between beats.
It is important to check your blood pressure to screen for hypertension (high blood pressure), which is a significant contributing factor to heart attack, stroke, and other health threats.
Body Mass Index
This test is calculated by taking 703 x Weight (lbs) / [Height (in)]2 .
If using Metric measurements, it is calculated weight (kg) / [height (m)]2 .
Fasting Plasma Glucose
This test checks your fasting blood glucose levels. Fasting means after not having anything to eat or drink (except water) for at least 8 hours before the test. This test is usually done first thing in the morning, before breakfast.
Diabetes is diagnosed at a fasting blood glucose of greater than or equal to 126 mg/dl.
Lipids are a group of fats and fat-like substances that are important constituents of cells and sources of energy. A lipid panel measures the level of specific lipids in the blood.
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
The OGTT is a two-hour test that checks your blood glucose levels before and two hours after you drink a special sweet drink. It tells the doctor how your body processes glucose.
Diabetes is diagnosed at 2 hour blood glucose of greater than or equal to 200 mg/dl.
Random (also called Casual) Plasma Glucose Test
This is a blood check at any time of the day when you have severe diabetes symptoms. Diabetes is diagnosed at blood glucose of greater than or equal to 200 mg/dl.