Step 1: Welcome Desk Welcome to Life Line Screening. Upon arriving at the welcome desk, you will be asked to complete your check-in form and provide payment for your screenings, if necessary. Step 2: Waiting Area Complete and turn in paperwork. Wait for the technician to call you. Do not be concerned if others are in the waiting area. We follow our appointment schedule closely. You may need to return to the waiting area between tests. Step 3: Screening Area Your name will be called and you can then follow the technician behind the privacy screen to the screening area. Step 4: Blood Testing Blood testing consists of a simple, safe finger stick sample taken from your middle or ring finger. (Not available in all states) Step 5: Measurements Height, weight, and body measurements may be taken. Step 6: Bone Density Screening A technician will ask you to remove your shoe and sock, and then place your foot into an ultrasound machine. This step takes approximately five minutes. Note that this step is only included in selected screening packages. Step 7: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Screening A technician will place pressure cuffs around your upper arms and ankles. A small ultrasound device will measure the systolic pressures in your limbs. Electrodes (stickers) for the atrial fibrillation screening will be placed on you at this time. This step takes approximately ten minutes. Step 8: Atrial Fibrillation Screening A technician will place electrodes (stickers) on your collarbones or your wrists, as well as your ankles. This pain-free test measures part of the electrical system of the heart to check for an irregular heartbeat. This step takes approximately five minutes. Step 9: Carotid Artery Screening A technician will ask you to lie on your back on an exam table. After applying gel to your neck, the technician will then move a transducer on your neck to create images of the carotid arteries and assess the rate of blood flow within them. This step takes approximately 10 minutes. Step 10: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening A technician will ask you to lie on your back on an exam table while he or she applies gel to your abdomen and uses a transducer to check for an enlargement of the abdominal aorta. This step takes approximately five minutes. Step 11: Thank You Your screening is complete. Before you leave, you will receive your blood test results, if applicable. Your remaining results will be mailed to you within 15 days, at which time you can share those findings with your doctor.