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RaeAnn Tucker-Marshall is the public information director of the Henry/Stark Health Departments.
Blog: Blood profile clinics offered
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By RaeAnn Tucker-Marshall
Nov. 12, 2012 10 a.m.

The Henry and Stark County Health Departments remind area residents that
Blood Profiles are now available at clinics held Monday through Friday
starting at 7:30am at the Health Department's Main Office, Rt. 78 South,
Kewanee; and at 8:00am at their Colona Office 103 1st St., Colona.
The fasting blood profile clinics offer area residents the opportunity
to receive indepth profiles like the Chem Screen/CBC basic blood profile, a
Thyroid Panel, and the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test. These tests
are available without a physician's order.
Insurances, such as Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Mutual
Medical, can be billed with a physician's order.
The basic blood profile offers 39 different blood results including a
total cholesterol, triglyceride, high and low density lipoprotein (HDL and
LDL), and red and white blood cell count results.
The PSA, for males age 50 and over, is a blood test to be used as a
screening tool by physicians and should only be used in conjunction with a
doctor's physical exam. The Thyroid panel gives indicatives of thyroid
functioning by giving T3/T4/CFT4 and TSH results.
Fasting is required for the basic blood profile. Therefore,
participants should not eat or drink anything other than water for 8-12
hours prior to the blood draw. Test results will be sent by mail to
participants and their physicians.
Please note, appointments which are necessary, may be made by contacting
the Health Department at (309) 852-5272. For more information visit our
website at www.henrystarkhealth.com or find us on Facebook at Henry and
Stark County Health Departments.

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