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Cholesterol Screening

Date: 10/11/2019
Time:  8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Type: Screenings/Vaccinations

What can I expect during my cholesterol screening appointment? Tracey, the Crossroads Hy-Vee Dietitian, will collect several body measurements. She will collect a blood sample from a finger prick that will be used to determine your cholesterol levels, triglycerides and glucose levels. She will also take resting blood pressure; measurements of height, weight and waist; and body mass index.

All information is kept confidential and complies with the requirements of HIPAA. The entire screening process typically lasts 15 to 20 minutes and you will receive all your results during this appointment. The dietitian will review the results of your screening during your appointment.

Preparation for your screening:
Fast for 9 to 12 hours prior to screening time. This means no food or beverages, including caffeinated beverages, other than water. If you do not fast, your test results will not be accurate.

Drink plenty of water.

Continue to take any medications prescribed by your physician the day of the screening. If food is required with the medication, choose a healthy lower-sodium, lower-fat and lower-sugar snack.

If you are diabetic, pregnant or have a medical issue, check with your physician before fasting.

Avoid smoking and bathing for 30 minutes prior to testing.

Wear loose-fitting sleeves or be prepared to remove clothing with bulky sleeves.