Normally, ultrasound screenings are painless, as well as EKG for atrial fibrillation. Blood screenings only take a few minutes and require a mere prick of your finger for a couple drops of blood.

Usually, Life Line screenings need very little preparation, which makes it easier for you. However, the screenings themselves can take a few hours, where other may require to wear short sleeves or loose clothing. There’s still plenty you can do to prepare your Life Line screening, as outlined below.

Carotid artery disease (stroke)

Do not wear a turtleneck, wear a shirt that is both short-sleeved and open at the collar.

Atrial fibrillation (stroke)

Wear loose and comfortable clothing for Life Line Screening. Do not wear a watch, lotion/oil, our pantyhose. You should also make sure that your cell phone is kept off.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

During the procedure, you should wear a loose clothing and take any medication you have been prescribed.
However, four hours before the screening, you should make sure to fast and avoid gassy foods. If you are thirsty while fasting, you can drink a small amount of water or a half cup of tea or coffee.

If you’re a diabetic and cannot fast for the full four hours, try limiting yourself to a diabetic meal of a piece of toast and one cup of juice.

Ankle-Brachial Index (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
Wear comfortable and loose clothing, such as a short-sleeve shirt or blouse. Do not wear pantyhose during the screening.

Hs-CRP (Elevated C-Reactive Protein)
There is no preparation needed.

Complete lipid panel (high cholesterol)
You need to fast for at least eight hours before your screening.

Glucose (Type 2 Diabetes)
You need to fast for at least eight hours before your screening.

Bone Mineral Density (Osteoporosis Risk)
You should not wear pantyhose to your screening.

Elevated Liver Enzymes (ALT/AST)
There is no preparation needed.

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