Cass County Memorial Hospital offers blood screenings

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September 22nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) in Atlantic is now offering community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over. CCMH Community Health Coordinator Denise Coder says “Regular blood screenings are a valuable tool in the early detection and treatment of many chronic diseases,” and that they’re “Very pleased to be offering this community health service at such a reasonable cost.”

The screenings will be held in the CCMH Atrium on Monday, October 24th from 7 am – 9 am, Thursday, October 27th, from 7 am – 9 am, and on Friday, October 28th, from 7 am – 9 am. Appointments can be made by logging on to www.casscountyclinics.com or by calling 243-7475. The cost for the blood profile is $35.

The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Hemoglobin, White Blood Count, Red Blood Count, Hematocrit, Liver Functions, Kidney Functions, Thyroid Screening. The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20.

The cost for a blood profile with A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.