Choosing your blood screening options
The following screenings, provided by Worksite Wellness at North Colorado Medical Center, can be used as an indicator of your overall health and should be shared with your physician. We are unable to bill Medicare or insurance.
For more information, please call (970) 395-2680.
Health Fair Panel
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
Recommended for men 40 years of age and older. 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
Includes your red and white blood cell count.
Measures total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein and triglycerides, to assess risk of cardiovascular disease.
Hemoglobin A1C (for known diabetics)
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)
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
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.