Choosing your blood screening options
Screenings provided by Wellness Services at North Colorado Medical Center can be an indicator of your overall health and should be shared with your physician. We are unable to bill Medicare or insurance.
For more information, or to make an appointment at our Open Lab offered on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, please call (970) 350-6633.
- Open Lab is held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month,
7 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
- Print an Open Lab Fact Sheet
Blood screenings available:
Health Fair Panel $30 (price increases to $35 as of July 1, 2013)
Includes screening of your total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and ratio, electrolytes, diabetes and glucose tolerance, kidney function, liver function, heart function, gout, iron and thyroid function.
Prostate Specific Antigen $30
Recommended for men 50 years of age and older (earlier if there's a family history of prostate problems). PSA is a protein that the male prostate gland produces. Elevated levels may be seen in men with prostate cancer or in benign prostate enlargement.
Complete Blood Count $18
Includes your red, white, platelet and hemocrit count, as well as screening for infection and anemia.
Lipid Panel $25
Measures total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein and triglycerides, to assess risk of cardiovascular disease.
Hemoglobin A1C (for known diabetics) $27
This is used to monitor glucose control over time for those with diabetes. The goal is to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible. This helps to minimize the complications caused by consistently elevated glucose levels, such as progressive damage to the kidneys, eyes, cardiovascular system and nerves.
TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) $25
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone controls thyroid gland function. If your thyroid gland is over or under producing hormone, your doctor may recommend that your TSH be screened regularly.
Homocysteine is a new test that can be helpful in assessing the risk of heart attack, stroke and dementia. It can also be used to determine Vitamin B12 deficiency and may be elevated in diseases of the kidneys, thyroid, bowel or alcoholism.
C- Reactive Protein $20
High sensitivity C-reactive protein is a new test that can be helpful in assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke. This sensitive test measures the presence of inflammation in the body.
Ferritin is a protein in the body that binds to iron. The amount of ferritin in the blood can show how much iron is stored in the body.
Vitamin D $60
Vitamin D is important for the growth and health of bone, as well as regulating the immune system, metabolic function and cancer prevention.
Free T3 $25
The T3 test is usually ordered as a follow-up to an abnormal Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test.
The Prolactin test assists in evaluating infertility, irregular periods, pituitary disorders, or as a follow-up to low testosterone levels in males.
Testosterone testing is used to diagnose several conditions in men, women and boys. These include early or delayed puberty, infertility, decreased sex drive, testicular tumors and pituitary disorders.
Estrone, Estradiol and Estriol $40 each/ $120 for all three
These tests measure estrogen levels to evaluate ovarian function, including abnormal menstrual cycles, infertility, and menopause, as well as monitoring high risk pregnancies.
Progesterone $25 (price increases to $30 as of July 1, 2013)
Progesterone levels are useful for recognizing causes of infertility, to monitor high risk pregnancies and to help determine causes of abnormal periods.
Free T4 $25
Individuals who have hyperthyroidism will have an elevated FT4, whereas those with hypothyroidism will have a low level of T4. This test helps to distinguish between different causes of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.