Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 10:40 am
Health Dept. offers fasting blood profile clinics
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Press release submitted by Henry and Stark County Health Department
The Henry and Stark County Health Departments remind area residents that Blood Profiles are now available at clinics held Monday through Friday starting at 7:30am at the Health Department's Main Office, Rt. 78 South, Kewanee; and at 8:00am at their Colona Office 103 1st St., Colona.
The fasting blood profile clinics offer area residents the opportunity to receive indepth profiles like the Chem Screen/CBC basic blood profile, a Thyroid Panel, and the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test. These tests are available without a physician's order.
Insurances, such as Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Mutual Medical, can be billed with a physician's order.
The basic blood profile offers 39 different blood results including a total cholesterol, tri-glyceride, high and low density lipoprotein (HDL and LDL), and red and white blood cell count results.
The PSA, for males age 50 and over, is a blood test to be used as a screening tool by physicians and should only be used in conjunction with a doctor's physical exam. The Thyroid panel gives indicatives of thyroid functioning by giving T3/T4/CFT4 and TSH results.
Fasting is required for the basic blood profile. Therefore, participants should not eat or drink anything other than water for 8-12 hours prior to the blood draw. Test results will be sent by mail to participants and their physicians.
Please note, appointments which are necessary, may be made by contacting the Health Department at (309) 852-5272. For more information visit our website at www.henrystarkhealth.com or find us on Facebook at Henry and Stark County Health Departments.