How to Prepare for a Life Line Screening

There are several things that you are going to need to do in order to prepare for a life line screening. The first thing is for the atrial fibrillation or stroke test. You will need to wear a two piece outfit that is comfortable and also is going to be loose fitting. It is very important that you do not wear a turtleneck, pantyhose, or a watch. You are going to need to make sure that your cell phone is turn off before screening begins. Any type of lotion or oil should also not be worn during this screening.

The second thing is for the abdominal aortic aneurysm test. You are also going to need to wear loose clothing that is comfortable for this test. You should fast at least 4 hours before you get the screening. Plus the meal that you eat should be light one consisting of about half of the food that you would normally eat. The food is going to need to be a non gassy food. If there are any medications that you take, you should take them as directed. Then if you are a diabetic, you will need to follow your care plan.

The third thing is for the ankle brachial index or peripheral arterial disease test. The last test that you are going to need to wear loose and comfortable clothing for. It is a good idea to wear a short sleeved short or blouse. You also cannot wear pantyhose when you are having this test done.

The fourth thing is for the hs-CRP or elevated C-reactive protein test. You are not going to have to do anything special in order to prepare for this screening. The fifth thing is for the complete lipid panel or high cholesterol test. The only thing that you will need to do for this test is to fast for up to 12 hours before you get the screening done.

The sixth thing is the glucose or type 2 diabetes test. This is also test that you will have to fast for 12 hours before you get the screening done. The seventh thing is for the bone mineral density test. This is the test where the doctors are going to try to figure out if you are at risk for osteoporosis. You will need to make sure that you are not wearing pantyhose to this particular screening.

For details: www.naifa.org/practice-resources/prp/lifeline-screening

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