Our annual Health Screenings will be February 12th, 13th, and the 15th in the Hospital Cafeteria and on February 14th at the Exira Clinic. Call 712-563-2611 to schedule an appointment (walk-ins are welcome!). See below for a complete description of cleaning options.
CMP (Complete Metabolic Panel)
The comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is used as a broad screening tool to evaluate organ function and check for conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. The CMP may also be ordered to monitor known conditions, such as hypertension, and to monitor people taking specific medications for any kidney- or liver-related side effects. If a health practitioner is interested in following two or more individual CMP components, he or she may order the entire CMP because it offers more information.
Glucose (included in CMP)
The glucose test is used to monitor people diagnosed with diabetes and screen for diabetes in people who are at risk before signs and symptoms are apparent; in some cases, there may be no early signs or symptoms of diabetes. Screening can therefore be useful in helping to identify it and allowing for treatment before the condition worsens or complications arise.
In general, it is recommended that you fast (nothing to eat or drink except water) for at least 8 hours before having a blood glucose test.
The lipid profile is used as part of a cardiac risk assessment to help determine an individual’s risk of heart disease and to help make decisions about what treatment may be best if there is borderline or high risk.
- A lipid profile typically includes:
- High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) – often called “good cholesterol” because it removes excess cholesterol and carries it to the liver for removal.
- Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) – often called “bad cholesterol” because it deposits excess cholesterol in walls of blood vessels.
TSH (Thyroid-stimulating Hormone)
The thyroid-stimulating hormone test is often the test of choice for evaluating thyroid function and/or symptoms of a thyroid disorder, including hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
CBC (Complete Blood Count)
The complete blood count (CBC) is often used as a broad screening test to determine an individual’s general health status. It can be used to help diagnose conditions such as anemia, infection, inflammation, bleeding disorders, and cancer, for example. Blood consists of three types of cells suspended in fluid called plasma: white blood cells (WBCs), red blood cells (RBCs), and platelets (PLTs). They are produced and mature primarily in the bone marrow and, under normal circumstances, are released into the bloodstream as needed.