One of the great things about a Life Line Screening is that it is quick, easy and non-invasive. Another great thing about Life Line Screening is that there is minimal preparation needed for the screening. Here is a quick guide to help you prepare for your screening and what may be required before and during your testing.
When you are being screened for carotid artery disease, which is a major risk factor for stroke, you should not wear any turtleneck sweaters or shirts. Please wear open collar shirts and short sleeves for the best and easiest screening result. For the atrial fibrillation screening, which is also a major risk factor for a stroke, you should heed the following. Pantyhose and watches should not be worn. Lotions and oils should not be applied to the skin. Phones should be off during this screening and it is suggested that you wear loose clothing and a two piece outfit.
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For the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening you should fast for at least four hours prior to the screening. It is suggested that the meal you eat be a light one and one that will not make you gassy. If you are diabetic or on medication, please continue to follow your diabetic plan of care and take any medicine you are prescribed. Light, loose clothing is suggested as well as a two piece outfit. An abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause pain in the abdomen area and lead to more serious complications if left untreated.
Ankle-brachial index or peripheral arterial disease screenings have the following requirements. Pantyhose should not be worn and it is suggested that a short sleeved shirt or blouse is worn for best results. Loose and comfortable clothing is also recommended as is a two piece outfit. Peripheral artery disease can cause leg pain. It results from constricted arteries that bring blood into the legs.
It is required that you fast for 12 hours for the glucose or type 2 diabetes screening as well as for the complete lipid panel or high cholesterol level screening. It is imperative that you fast before these two screening to ensure the most accurate result. The bone mineral density test or osteoporosis risk screening simply entails that you do not wear any pantyhose during the test, as it may interfere with the bone screening. The elevated liver enzymes and elevated C-reactive protein are two tests that do no require any preparation ahead of time.
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