Life Line Screening is a prevention and wellness company established in 1993 in Texas. It’s privately run and operates adults’ health screening check-ups. Its headquarters are located in Independence, Cleveland and it serves 48 states across the U.S. The company has screened over 8 million people since its foundation. These screenings include blood screening, ultrasounds, and electrocardiographs. They are easy, painless, convenient and affordable and use the best ultrasound and screening equipment. They require little to no preparations. One should start by scheduling a free health assessment to learn whether they have cardiovascular or chronic diseases thus identifying which medical screening is appropriate and then schedule an appointment with a screening location in their area.
There are 3 types of screening the finger stick blood screening, limited electrocardiograph, and ultrasound screening. The finger stick blood screening is carried out through a simple pricking of the soft pad of a finger and taking few drops of blood. This offers 4 different blood screenings, the glucose screening which determine the blood sugar levels and asses for diabetes, the high -sensitivity C-reactive protein (HS-CRP) screening measuring the level of C-reactive protein a sign of cardiovascular disease, the elevated liver enzymes (AST/ALT) screening measuring the levels of ALT and AST liver enzymes indicating liver injuries and the complete lipid panel screening measuring total cholesterol LDL (bad cholesterol) HDL (good cholesterol) and triglycerides. The limited electrocardiography is a screening done to detect atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats) a heart condition that is commonly known to increase the risk of a stroke. An EKG electrode screening is conducted which is non-invasive, quick and requires no removal of clothes. The ultrasound screening, a procedure that uses sound waves to create images, is used to detect conditions such as ophthalmology, cardiology, and obstetrics. This is done through transmitting high-frequency sound waves to the area of interest and returning echoes are recorded. Life Line Screening uses the best equipment for these ultrasounds which give accurate and reliable images.
There are several benefits to a screening with Life Line Screening. These screenings help one identify a risk factor for disease early and take preventive measures. Taking a screening test allows one to know exactly what kind of a disease one is suffering from and get the right medical assistance. These screenings also help identify cardiovascular diseases that may otherwise go unnoticed for years. Screenings such as the ultrasound can identify pre-clinical diseases and help a doctor to predict future risks thus preventing complications such as renal failure and diabetes. A more accurate diagnosis allows for a more targeted treatment.