Founded in 1993, and based in Austin, TX, is the privately ran prevention and wellness company, Lifeline Screening. This company is the leading provider of preventative health screenings to detect early risk for health problems. Across the nation this company operates community-based health screening services.
There are 3 types of preventative health screenings that they offer. All of the ultrasound and EKG screenings are easy, affordable, painless and convenient. So convenient in fact, that they require little to no preparation.
The ultrasound screenings, often referred to as a sonography, is a technique that produces image structure in the body through the use of sound waves. This is done by transmitting high-frequency sound waves to the area of interest in the body, and recording the returning echo’s. Lifeline Screening uses state-of-the-art Doppler color flow ultrasound technology. Bone mineral screening, ankle-brachial index screening, carotid artery disease screening, and abdominal aortic aneurysm screening are all done effectively and accurately by this equipment.
Another type of screening offered in some locations is called finger-stick blood screenings. These help to identify important risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. They are conducted by gently pricking the soft pad of the finger and taking a few drops of blood. The instruments used are FDA approved, lab-accurate and used across the country in major hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and laboratories. Results from this screening are usually provided in less than ten minutes. There are four types of blood screenings available by Lifeline Screening.
Complete lipid panel screening to measure cholesterol
Glucose screening to measure blood sugar levels
High sensitivity c-reactive protein screening to measure levels of a protein that is an indicator for cardiovascular disease
Elevated liver enzymes screening to measure levels of certain liver enzymes which are an indicator of liver injury.
Lastly, but certainly not least, is the limited electrocardiograph. An EKG is conducted to detect an irregular heartbeat. This screening is non-invasive, quick, and requires no removal of clothing or preparation.
Lifeline Screening prides itself and is committed to detecting early risk for healthcare problems. They use the best equipment to provide the best results, resulting in satisfied patients nationwide.