Blood Pressure: High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects over 50 million Americans. It can be known as "The Silent Killer" because, typically, it exhibits no warning signs. A simple blood pressure test by our health professional can identify the presence of hypertension and give you the early warning that can lead to proper care and/or lifestyle changes. Regular checks of blood pressure can be a lifesaver.
Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fatty substance manufactured in the liver. Your body continuously makes cholesterol. A small amount comes from the foods you eat (animal products). A simple test can identify if you are in a healthy range for Total Cholesterol. An elevated cholesterol level may lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Lipid Profile: There are multiple forms of cholesterol circulating in the blood. The various forms of cholesterol and other fats in the blood are together called lipids. Doctors measure and diagnose high cholesterol with a simple blood test, often called a lipid profile.
- Total cholesterol
- LDL (low-density lipoprotein), the "bad cholesterol"
- HDL (high-density lipoprotein), the "good cholesterol"
- Triglycerides, another form of fat in the blood
Hepatitis Titer: Titers are blood tests that check your immune status to vaccinations or after exposure to Hepatitis diseases.
Hepatitis A virus is transmitted primarily by the fecal-oral route; that is when an uninfected person ingests food or water that has been contaminated by an infected person with Hepatitis A.
Hepatitis B virus is spread through blood, semen, or other bodily fluids by an infected Hepatitis B person. For example, Hepatitis B can spread from an infected mother to her baby during birth, intravenous drug users can spread the disease through infected needles, or Hepatitis B can be contracted through sexual intercourse.
These blood tests measure the level of immunity against Hep A and Hep B, and determines if there is a need for a booster vaccination.