Monongahela Valley Hospital Offers Multiphasic Blood Screening

(August 16, 2016 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

Did you know that a simple blood test can reveal many conditions in the body? For instance, elevated Triglyceride levels may increase the risk of developing coronary artery disease; high levels of Potassium could indicate kidney damage; low hemoglobin levels may indicate anemia; and very high levels of Alkaline Phosphatase can be caused by liver disorders or gallstones. These four tests are among the 37 standard tests performed on the blood during Monongahela Valley Hospital's Multiphasic Blood Screening. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center.

In addition to the standard tests, screenings for A1C, Prostate (PSA), Thyroid (TSH) and Vitamin D will be available for an additional cost.

MVH's Multiphasic Blood Analysis is open to the public at a cost of only $25 per person. Testing is done by pre-registration and appointment only. Registrations are being accepted until Wednesday, Sept. 21 - Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 724-258-1282. Participants are asked to provide the full name and complete address of the physician to whom their test results will be sent.

A 12-hour fasting period is required prior to testing. Persons on medication should consult their physicians.

Medical professionals from the laboratory at MVH will conduct the testing. The procedure takes between 15 and 20 minutes. Light refreshments are served after testing is completed.

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