All of our ultrasound and EKG screenings are easy, painless, affordable, and convenient. Our highly trained technologists use state-of-the-art ultrasound screening equipment for lab-accurate results. In addition, our screenings require very little or no preparation.
There are 3 types of preventive health screenings.
Ultrasound (also called sonography) is a technique that uses sound waves to image structures in the body. During the ultrasound, high-frequency sound waves are transmitted to the area of interest in the body and the returning echoes are recorded.
First developed in World War II to locate submerged objects, ultrasound is now widely used to detect or monitor medical conditions in such areas as obstetrics, ophthalmology, and cardiology. Most people are familiar with it related to seeing the growing fetus during pregnancy. Ultrasound is painless and non-invasive.
Life Line Screening utilizes state-of-the-art Doppler color flow ultrasound technology. You can count on this equipment for accurate, reliable images for:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
- Carotid artery disease screening
- Ankle-brachial index screening (for peripheral arterial disease)
- Bone mineral density screening (for osteoporosis risk)
Finger-stick blood screenings
In select locations, we offer simple finger-stick blood screenings that identify important risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.
These screenings are conducted by pricking the soft pad of the finger and taking a few drops of blood. The instruments we use to perform the blood screenings are FDA-approved, lab-accurate, and are used throughout the country by major hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and laboratories. Results are provided in less than 10 minutes.
Life Line Screening offers the following blood screenings:
- Complete lipid panel screening — Measures total cholesterol, HDL ("good" cholesterol), LDL ("bad" cholesterol), and triglycerides.
- Glucose screening — Measures blood sugar levels to assess diabetes risk.
- High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) screening — Measures levels of C-reactive protein, an indicator for cardiovascular disease.
- Elevated liver enzymes (ALT/AST) screening — Measures levels of ALT and AST liver enzymes, an indicator of liver injury.
To detect atrial fibrillation, also known as irregular heartbeat, a common heart condition that significantly increases the risk of stroke, we conduct an EKG. Our EKG electrode screening is quick, non-invasive and requires no preparation or removal of clothing.