A Life Line Screening is a procedure with exams such as blood tests and ultrasounds. It takes place at a local facility with experienced healthcare professionals, state-of-the-art equipment and privacy screens.
The screening is necessary for identifying medical conditions that may not have shown up during your annual physical.
Are you feeling nervous about your first Life Line Screening? You can calm your nerves by preparing for your appointment in advance. It gives you an idea of what to expect before and during the procedure. Use the following tips to start preparing for your Life Line Screening.
Register For Your Screening
You can register for your screening through the official Life Line Screening website. The website allows you to select a location and schedule your screening at a nearby facility. You are able to select the tests for your appointment, from a complete lipid panel to a carotid artery disease screening. Keep in mind that every procedure starts with a finger stick blood test, and your healthcare professional also records your vital signs. When you register, you also receive information for every screening in your procedure.
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Prepare Your Wardrobe For Your Screening
There are certain items of clothing you should and should not wear during specific tests. Wearing a two-piece outfit of loose clothing and shoes and socks that are easily removed is a safe option for any procedure. You may be asked to wear a short-sleeved shirt or shirt with an open collar for your screening. It is best to leave your pantyhose, jewelry, watch, oil and lotion at home.
Learn The Rules of Fasting Before Your Screening
It is important to learn the rules of fasting for each screening, especially since the rules may vary per test. You need to fast for 12 hours before a glucose screening, but you only need to fast for four hours before an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening. If you are being tested for elevated liver enzymes, you do not need to do anything before this screening.
Discuss Your Medication Prior To Your Screening
You should always discuss your prescription medication with your healthcare professional prior your screening. You may even receive the information before your appointment. It is also important to make sure you do not have to change your diabetic care plan before your screening.
If you prepare for your Life Line Screening in advance, you can get through this procedure without feeling stressed or overwhelmed.
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