There are many things you can do to prepare for a life line screening. The majority of these screenings require little or no preparation. Some screenings will involve many hours of fasting or require you to wear loose clothes. Here are different life line screenings and what you need to do to prepare for them.
Carotid Artery Disease(Stroke)
To prepare for a carotid artery disease screening you will need to wear a shirt that opens at the collar and has short sleeves. Make sure that you are not wearing a turtleneck.
For an atrial fibrillation screening, you will need to wear a comfy two-piece outfit that consists of loose clothing. Make sure that you do not wear a watch, pantyhose, lotion, or oil. Make sure that you keep your cell phone is turned off.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
To prepare for an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening wear comfy, loose fitting clothes. Do not eat or drink anything for 4 hours before your screening. If you are on medication, make sure that you take it as it is prescribed. If you are a diabetic, make sure to follow your diabetic care plan.
An ankle-brachial index is easy to prepare for. Wear comfy, loose-fitting clothes with short sleeves. Make sure that you do not wear pantyhose.
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for an hs-CRP screening.
Complete Lipid Panel
To prepare for a complete lipid panel you’ll need to fast for 12 hours before the screening.
To prepare for a glucose screening you will need to fast for 12 hours prior to the screening.
Bone Mineral Density
A bone mineral density screening only requires you to not wear pantyhose.
Elevated Liver Enzymes
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for an elevated liver enzyme screening.
6 For Life Package
To prepare for a 6 for life package screening you need to fast for 12 hours for accurate results. You will also need to wear short sleeves or sleeves that can easily be rolled up.
There are many types of screenings available through life line. Make sure that you prepare yourself and you are ready for the tests when the time comes.
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