Life Line Screening: Do’s and Don’ts Before Your Screening

All of Life Screening ‘s ultrasound screenings are painless and non-invasive, as is their EKG (electrocardiogram) for atrial fibrillation (AFib), also known as an irregular heartbeat. Even their blood screenings just need finger-prick plus a few drops of blood.

Also, their screenings need little or even no preparation. Some screening requires several fasting hours; others just require short sleeves or loose clothing. Life Screening tries to make it easier for their clients to manage their health. Here are the do’s and don’ts before your screening.

Atrial fibrillation (stroke)
• You should put on a two-piece outfit that’s comfortable and made up of loose clothing.
• You should not wear oil or lotion
• Make sure you switch off your phone
• You shouldn’t wear a watch
• You should not wear pantyhose

Carotid artery disease (Stroke)
• You should put on a shirt that’s open at the collar as well as short-sleeved. Don’t wear a turtleneck.

AAA (Abdominal aortic aneurysm)
• You should wear a two-piece outfit that’s comfortable and made up of loose clothing.
• You should fast for four hours before your screening. Also, make sure that the meal you take four hours before screening, is half of what you usually eat of non gassy food. If you feel thirsty during the fasting period, you can take a half cup of tea or coffee plus a reasonable amount of water.
• If you have diabetes and you aren’t comfortable with fasting for four hours, strictly take a diabetic meal.
• If you should take medication, then take it as prescribed.

6 for Life Package
• You should put on a shirt with short sleeves or one with sleeves easily rolled up because of blood pressure cuffs.
• You should fast for eight hours before your screening to get accurate results.

Bone mineral density or BMD (osteoporosis risk)
• You should not wear pantyhose

For Elevated liver enzymes (ALT/AST)
• For this screening, you don’t need to do anything in advance

For Glucose (Diabetes mellitus type 2)
• You should fast for eight hours before your screening.

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