UnityPoint Health Waukee Family Medicine recently Clinic issued the following announcement.
Community Blood Services: Merle Hay Family Medicine/Urgent Care (4020 Merle Hay Rd): December 3rd, 2018 7:30-9:30 a.m.
12/3/2018 - 7:30 AM4020 Merle Hay Rd
12/3/2018 - 7:40 AM4020 Merle Hay Rd
12/3/2018 - 7:50 AM4020 Merle Hay Rd
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UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Wellness Services has been providing blood screening services to the community at a variety of locations for over 20 years. Our experienced staff provides quick, low-cost and convenient screenings to assist in your health management.
Cash and Checks only. Payment is accepted at time of service.
Any coupons or discounts should be presented at the screening - pricing will be adjusted accordingly.
Blood Profile (venous puncture;12 hour fast)
Includes following components:
Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C)
Indicates how well you have controlled your diabetes over the past 2-3 months. A1C gives a picture of the average amount of glucose in the blood over that time period.
Highly Sensitive C-Reactive Protein
CRP is an inflammatory marker. CRP is widely reported as a possible key indicator of heart health & may help physicians predict a patient's long-term risk of a cardiovascular event. Do not participate if you have tissue injury, infection or general inflammation. Individuals with Arthritis should not have this measured.
PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
Helps detect prostate cancer. Approved along with a digital rectal exam in men age 50 and older.
CBC (Complete blood Count)
The CBC is a group of tests used to screen for a wide variety of diseases. WBC (white blood cells), RBC (red blood cells), Hgb (hemoglobin), Hct (Hematocrit), Platelets, MCV (mean cell volume), MCHC (mean cell hemoglobin concentration), Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils and Basophils.
TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone) & Free T4
Used to screen adults for thyroid disorders. T4 aids in the diagnosis of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
Magnesium helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong and the heart rhythm steady. Adults who consume less than the recommended amount of Mg are more likely to have elevated inflammation markers. Low Mg appears to be a risk factor for osteoporosis. There's some evidence that eating foods high in Mg and other minerals can help prevent high blood pressure in people with prehypertension.
FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)
Used to help women determine if they are in menopause or have gone through menopause. For women age 45 and older, Women who have had a hysterectomy and did not have their ovaries removed, Women who are experiencing changes in their normal cycle, are having irregular cycles, or are experiencing hot flashes. This test is not valid if on any form of estrogen or progesterone.
Vitamin D - 25 Hydroxy
Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin in response to sunlight. The best nutrition sources of D are oily fish primarily salmon and mackerel, some vegetables, yeast and fungi. Vitamin D is converted to 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the liver. The measurement of 25-OH vitamin D concentration in the serum or plasma is the best indicator of vitamin D nutritional status. Vitamin D deficiency is commonly treated with vitamin D2 or D3 medications, fortified foods or nutrition supplements.
Vitamin B12 (also known as cobalamin) is a vitamin required for neurologic function, DNA synthesis, and production of blood cells. The major dietary sources are meat, fish, and dairy products. While not present in significant amounts in plants, it is added to a variety of fortified grain and cereal products. Groups at risk for B12 deficiency include older adults, vegetarians, and patients with impaired B12 absorption (such as those with gastrointestinal disorders or following gastrointestinal surgery). Symptoms of B12 deficiency include fatigue, anemia, weakness, constipation, and tingling of hands and feet. Dietary supplementation is usually effective for B12 replacement; however, injections are required in some cases.
Fasting Guidelines for Blood Screenings:
Blood Profile: A 12-hour fast is required, no food or beverages, except water. Drink plenty of water prior to the screening to assure hydration. Prescription medication should be taken as normal.
Recommendation for other blood services: Drink plenty of water prior to the screening to assure hydration. Prescription medication should be taken as normal.
How Do I Receive My Results?
Results are ready within 10 business days, mailed to your home from address you provide at screening.
Each profile includes a "Guide to Understanding Your Bloodwork Results" booklet for educational purposes.
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