Lifeline Screening is a healthcare screening company that offers major health screening services in the United States. You can find out what locations the company services in the USA by going to their website and searching for a location near you. If a location near your town is not available, you will be referred instead to the nearest location.
There are three major types of screening that Lifeline Screening performs on its patients. The first kind of screening is known as the ultrasound or sonography screening. This kind of screening uses sound waves to create an image of the internal body without having to insert cameras or make incisions in the body. The sound waves paint an image of your internal organs and bones. Ultrasound screenings will check for diseases such as osteoporosis, carotid artery disease and peripheral arterial disease. This screening is painless and quick and is similar to an ultrasound that is done for pregnant women.
The other kind of health screening performed by lifeline screening is known as finger-stick blood screenings. This kind of screening involves taking a small drop of blood from the soft pads of a finger and analyzing the blood. There is minimal pain and only a small amount of blood is taken. The results of the blood analysis are available in ten minutes. Such a screening checks for diabetes, high cholesterol, liver disease, kidney disease and heart disease.
The final kind of major screening performed by Lifeline Screening is known as a limited electrocardiograph. This screening tests for irregular heartbeat which can greatly increase the chance of having a stroke. The electrocardiograph procedure performed by Lifeline Screening does not require the removal of any clothing or preparation.