Life Line Screening was established in 1993 as an affordable and accurate method to inform people of possible medical conditions that might need to be discussed with their personal doctor. Since the beginning of Life Line Screening, over 8 million people have received screenings, and over 1 million people per year are screened.
Many lives have been saved by people taking it upon themselves to have the preventative healthcare screenings done as many conditions are uncovered that otherwise might have resulted in serious illness and even death. Many conditions do not have noticeable symptoms until later in the illness when it has progressed to a dangerous level.
A good example of that situation is coronary artery disease or the condition where the arteries that wrap around and go into the heart become blocked with plaque. If the blood flow to the heart is restricted enough, the result is a heart attack which can result in immediate death or a prolonged disability.
All of the tests are designed to be shared with an individual’s personal physician, and they are the same tests that are done in a hospital or a stand-alone testing facility. The technicians who administer the screenings are all well-trained and would be able to work and be certified in any clinical testing facility in or out of a hospital setting.
There are three tests that are given, the ultrasound, a finger-stick blood test, and an electrocardiograph (EKG). Life Line Screening’s ultrasound test can see into a person’s body and observe the organs in real time. It is very useful for the determination of blood vessel occlusion detection. The finger-stick blood test is a tiny prick in the fatty part of a finger and with the few drops of blood collected it can develop a full lipid blood panel. The limited electrocardiograph detects irregular heart rhythms which can cause blood clots, thus a stroke.