2021 Health Fair 

Testing Information 

Labs Available at Health Fair 

CBC: Complete Blood Count $30

One of the most commonly ran lab tests. Checks White Blood Cell Count (which is elevated in infections), Red Blood Cell count, Hemoglobin and Hematocrit (oxygen carrying component of the blood) and in combination with the RBC is useful in diagnosing and treating anemias.  Platelet count which is the final stage of blood clotting. Other indices are also included but those are the highlights. Normally costs $65.

Please note, for accurate results we encourage you to fast a minimum of 6 hours before lab testing is performed. 

CMP: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel $30

CMP is also frequently ran. This is a 14-panel test which includes liver, kidney, electrolyte checks as well as proteins and calcium.  Sodium, Potassium and Chloride are your electrolytes.  Carbon Dioxide and Calcium are included Total Protein and Albumin as well (those you’ve probably heard of!) AST, ALT and Total Bilirubin are measurements of liver function.  BUN and Creatinine are Measurements of kidney function.  Alkaline Phosphatase can be used in several ways, but bone health is major one. Normally costs $95.

Lipid Profile $30

Many people are familiar with this but if you’re not it is the FAT in our blood.  Total Cholesterol is the total number and should be below 200.  AHDL is the high-density lipoprotein and is the GOOD cholesterol.  Usually, this number is between 40-60 but higher is better.  Then we have the Triglycerides which are the bad.  These guys are the main reason it is important to fast because they jump to crazy numbers in our blood stream after a meal, then return to normal around 6 hours after eating.  They should be below 150.  While we are talking bad about fats, let’s move on to LDL and VLDL the low and very low-density lipoproteins which are also dangerous for the heart in higher concentrations.  Normally costs $75 (Medicare usually only pays for this test once a year)

TSH: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone $10

The thyroid is a gland that produces hormones which control your metabolism.  It effects energy and keeps multiple systems working properly.  When the thyroid is not working correctly, the TSH will be affected making it a great screening tool.  Normally costs $85 (Medicare will usually pay for this test 2 times per year)

Hemoglobin A1C $15

Hemoglobin A1C is used for diabetic screening and maintenance.  It is a 3-month average glucose of the blood.  It is measured in a percentage and American Diabetic Association recommends a level below 6.4.  Prediabetes and time to be watchful ranges from 5.8-6.4. Normally cost is $65 (Medicare covers this cost quarterly)

PSA: Prostate Specific Antigen $10

This test is for males only and is the recommended screening tool for prostate cancer. Normally costs $125 (Medicare pays for a screen 1 time per year) 

Radiology Exams Available at Health Fair 

Please review exam preparation recommendations for most accurate results 

DEXA/BMD Exam $20:

Bone Densitometry, also known as, Dual- Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) or a Bone Mineral Density (BMD) test is a simple and quick exam that uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body (usually the lower (lumbar) spine and hips) to measure bone loss.  This test measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in the imaged area of your bone to help detect or diagnose osteoporosis and assess your risk for developing osteoporotic fractures (bone breaks).

The report will provide:

  • BMD result to detect possibility of osteoporosis and give your personal range of where your bone density ranks according to the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria

  • FRAX (fracture risk assessment): 10-year Probability of fracture

    • your risk of having an osteoporosis-related fracture in next 10 years

  • Baseline of bone health to track as you age
     

Recommended for anyone with one or more risk factors:

  • Increased Age

    • post-menopausal women

  • Family history of osteoporosis

  • Previous fracture injuries (especially after age 50)

  • Medication risk (steroids, cancer drugs, and drugs used after organ transplants can weaken bones)

  • Other health conditions (diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, liver disease or kidney disease)

Preparation for DEXA/BMD Exam:

  • No Calcium or Vitamin D for at least 24 hours prior (includes almost all Multivitamins)

    • Patient must hold these supplements the prior to and day of exam for accurate results

  • Wear comfortable loose clothing and try to choose items that do not have metal (zippers, buttons, or buckles)

*This exam is only covered by Medicare insurance once every 2 years for females age 65+ males age 70+ with pre-existing condition, therefore, the health fair is a great affordable way to find out about your bone health.*

Whole Body Composition Scan (BMI) $20:

A Whole-Body Composition exam is a test performed on a DEXA machine using a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce a Lean Balance and Fat Distribution Report.  It is a simple and quick scan that can tell you a lot about your body by providing you with an in-depth analysis of your fat tissue, muscle mass, and overall bone density.

 

The report will provide:

  • Total Body Mass (in lbs)

  • Fat Mass and total body percentage of fat

  • Lean Mass (muscle) and total body percentage of muscle

  • Fat and lean mass in specific regions of body:

    • Legs

    • Trunk

  • Percentage of fat in different regions of the body:

    • Arms

    • Legs

    • Trunk

    • Waist (Android)

    • Hips (Gynoid)

  • Basic total body BMD (Bone Mineral Density)

  • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) / Resting Energy Expenditure (REE)

    • An estimate of how many calories you would burn in a day if you were to do nothing but rest

  • Relative Skeletal Muscle Index (RSMI)

    • Represents the relative amount of muscle in the arms and legs

  • Comparison of muscle on right side of body vs. left side of body

 

Who should get this exam:

Because this test gives so much detailed information regarding various components in your body, it is a scan that can be used for anyone!

  • Athletes curious to track their muscle mass as well as overall fat percentage

  • Average person who is simply curious about their overall health and body composition

  • People tracking a fitness/weight loss journey

    • Can help you understand why dietary changes need to be added/or removed from your lifestyle

    • Allow you to target specific areas of your body through exercise or to increase muscle mass

    • Motivate you to create a healthy lifestyle for yourself!

This is a great opportunity to see where you are with your overall body health and composition that can set a baseline to work from and see how much improvement you’ve made over the year when you come back to see us next year at the 2022 Health Fair

 

Preparation for Whole Body Composition Exam:

  • Nothing to eat or drink for at least 3 hours prior to exam

    • No breakfast or coffee prior to visiting us at the health fair- snacks & drinks provided after 

  • Wear comfortable loose clothing with no metal (zippers, buttons, or buckles)

    • Avoid thick clothing if possible (i.e. no jeans) for most accurate results!