Life Line Screening Preparation
Unlike many hospital procedures, Life Line Screening tests require very little preparation. Because we believe it should be easy for people to take care of their health, we’ve made our tests as simple and non-invasive as possible.
The screenings we provide fall in four main categories:
- Ultrasound Screening
If you choose one of our ultrasound tests, a sonographer will move a transducer over the part of your body he wants to see. For ultrasound screenings, it’s usually a good idea to wear loose, open clothing so the sonographer can freely move his instrument. Some ultrasound tests require further preparation.
- Finger-stick Blood Screening
This is a painless procedure where the finger is poked and a small amount of blood is collected. For finger-stick blood screenings that test for high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes, you must fast 8 hours before the test.
- Limited Electrocardiograph
During this test, small EKG electrodes will be placed on your body. To prepare for it, wear a comfortable two-piece outfit consisting of loose clothing and turn off your cell phone. Don’t wear pantyhose, lotion, oil or a watch.
- 6 for Life Health Assessment
This is a powerful assessment that takes into account your family history and draws data from a finger-stick blood test. Before you come, you’ll have to fast for 8 hours and wear a short-sleeved shirt for blood pressure cuffs.
For full instructions, read our Life Line Screening preparation guide. You can also view an illustrated guide on What to Expect from Life Line Screening and watch a video of screenings.