Saturday, June 6
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Charleston Civic Center
SAVE MONEY on your health care.
Admission is FREE and so are many screenings.
Blood work can tell you a lot about your health. It is offered from 7 a.m. to noon. There is a minimal fee for blood work (cash, check or credit cards are accepted).
Blood work (ENDS AT NOON)
(Fasting required for some blood screenings, except finger sticks)
The following screenings require registration
- Comprehensive metabolic and lipid (includes the following): $20
- Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) Waste product filtered out of the blood by the kidneys; conditions that affect the kidneys have the potential to affect the amount of urea in the blood.
- Creatinine Waste product produced in the muscles; filtered out of the blood by the kidneys so blood levels are a good indication of how well the kidneys are working.
- Sodium (NA) Vital to normal body processes, including nerve and muscle function.
- Potassium (K) Vital to cell metabolism and muscle function.
- Chloride (CL) Helps regulate the amount of fluid in the body and maintain the acid-base balance.
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Helps maintain the body's acid-base balance (pH).
- Calcium One of the most important minerals in the body; essential for the proper functioning of muscles, nerves, and the heart and is required in blood clotting and in the formation of bones.
- Glucose (blood sugar) Energy source for the body; a steady supply must be available for use, and a relatively constant level of glucose must be maintained in the blood.
- Total Cholesterol measures all of the cholesterol in all the lipoprotein particles.
- HDL- cholesterol measures the cholesterol in HDL particles; often called "good cholesterol" because it removes excess cholesterol and carries it to the liver for removal.
- LDL-cholesterol calculates the cholesterol in LDL particles; often called "bad cholesterol" because it deposits excess cholesterol in walls of blood vessels, which can contribute to atherosclerosis. Usually, the amount of LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) is calculated using the results of total cholesterol, HDL-C, and triglycerides.
- Triglyceride measures all the triglycerides in all the lipoprotein particles; most is in the very low-density lipoproteins.
- Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) calculated from triglycerides/5; this formula is based on the typical composition of VLDL particles.
- Complete blood count (CBC) evaluates the cells that circulate in blood. Blood consists of three types of cells suspended in fluid called plasma: white blood cells (WBCs), red blood cells (RBCs), and platelets (PLTs): $6
- Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH) stimulates the thyroid gland to release the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) into the blood. These thyroid hormones help control the rate at which the body uses energy. This test measures the amount of TSH in the blood: $20
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein produced primarily by cells in the prostate, a small gland that encircles the urethra in males and produces a fluid that makes up part of semen. Most of the PSA that the prostate produces is released into this fluid, but small amounts of it are also released into the bloodstream: $22
- C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) is a protein produced by the liver and released into the bloodstream. The level of CRP in the blood increases with inflammation and infection as well as following a myocardial infarction (MI, heart attack), surgery, and trauma. Thus, it is one of several proteins that are often referred to as acute phase reactants. The high-sensitivity test measures small amounts of CRP in the blood in order to help evaluate a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD): $15
- Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) evaluates the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last 2 to 3 months. Can be done in the Blood Work area (registration required) or in the Diabetes Booth with results in 10 minutes (no registration required): $6
- Vitamin D is a family of compounds that is essential for the proper growth and formation of teeth and bones. This test measures the level of vitamin D in the blood: $28
A1c (non-fasting) finger stick - DOES NOT require registration: $6
Other FREE screenings requiring registration:
- Bone density
- Peripheral vascular screening/ABI
The following FREE screenings DO NOT require registration:
- Body mass index measurements
- Blood pressure screening
- Carbon monoxide screening/cancer area
- Cardiac risk assessments
- Lung screening
- Medication safety reviews
- Pediatric (height, weight, body mass index and blood pressure)
- Skin analysis (face)
- Vision and glaucoma
FREE sports physicals for middle school and high school students will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Students must have a sports physical form signed by a parent/guardian.
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