How To Prepare For A Lifeline Screening

Why Life Line Screening?
Since founded in 1993, Life Line Screening are real professionals who have helped 8 million people and the number grows to almost 1 million every year. Along with a full staff with years of experience, all laboratories are certified and have the highest quality equipment. The Life Line team believes in high standards of being friendly, respectful, and guarded with your privacy.

How to prepare for a Life Line Screening?
No matter the type of screening needed they are all non-invasive and painless and even the blood screening only requires a few drops of blood from a quick finger-prick.

There is little to nearly no need to prepare, although it depends on the screening, some may need simply to wear loose clothing or short sleeves while others may ask you to fast for several hours.

The goal for every screening process is always to make it as comfortable and easy as possible and most importantly gives the customer more control over their health.


What to wear?
Here is a quick summary of what you might need in advance before you go to your screening.

Carotid artery –
• Wear an open neck shirt and short-sleeves.
• Avoid wearing anything that covers your neck.

Atrial Fibrillation –
• Wear a cozy 2-piece with loose clothing and keep your phone off.
• Avoid wearing pantyhose, a watch, any lotion or oil.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm –
• Wear a cozy 2-piece with loose clothing
• Fast for 4 hours beforehand and eat light meals 4 hours before the fasting.

Ankle-brachial index –

• Wear a cozy 2-piece with loose clothing with short-sleeves.
• Avoid pantyhose.

• Requires no preparation.

Complete lipid panel –
• 12 hours of fasting beforehand.

Glucose –
• 12 hours of fasting beforehand.

Bone mineral density –
• Avoid pantyhose.

Elevated liver enzymes –
• Requires no preparation.

6 for life –
• 12 hours fasting beforehand
• Wear short-sleeve shirt.

What to expect?
When you arrive at the welcome desk, you will be asked to filling the forms for checking in. After you fill out the paperwork you will wait for a technician to call your name and you will follow them to the private screening area.

A blood test if applicable is a safe and quick stick of the finger and your height, weight and other measurements might be taken.

For bone density screening they may ask you to take off your shoes and socks for the ultrasound. For the PAD they will take your pressure of both your arms and ankles. A little ultrasound device will then measure the systolic pressure.

For Atrial Fibrillation electrodes will be placed on your collarbones, wrists, and ankles and is completely painless.

For Carotid Artery you will lie on your back while the gel is applied on your neck and a transducer is used. For the AAA screening, you will lie on your back while gel and a transducer are applied. After your screening, you can leave with your blood tests if taken and you should get the rest of the results within 15 days by mail.

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