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December 14, 2016 bchc-news

BCHC Radiology & Laboratory Departments Introduce New Personal Wellness Screenings

With the New Year right around the corner, along with resolutions for a healthier 2017, BCHC has introduced two new service lines for the public to monitor their personal health and wellness at an affordable, out-of-pocket fee.

The Radiology and Laboratory Departments are pleased to offer body composition testing and lipid panels for general health screenings. During the body composition testing, patients will lie down on a padded examination table as a bone densitometer scans their body by using small amounts of x-ray to produce the total body image, evaluating bone lean and fat tissue. This will determine the patient’s overall body composition values, such as percentage of body fat, fat mass, and lean muscle mass. With these results, patients may better understand how changes in their diet, lifestyle, exercise, or other interventions may be influencing their body composition and wellness goals. Available through a provider’s referral, patients may schedule this testing through the Radiology Department by calling (319) 332-0870. A one-time fee of $30, results will be sent to the patient’s provider for follow-up.

For a one-time fee of $20, patients can schedule a general health screening with BCHC’s Laboratory Department on a walk-in basis Monday-Friday from 7AM-12PM. This lipid panel will include total cholesterol, HDL-C, LDL-C, and triglycerides. Although it is highly encouraged for patients to follow up with their primary care providers with test results, the general health screenings do not require a referral.

For more information about the many local services offered at BCHC, please visit www.bchealth.org or follow ‘Buchanan County Health Center’ on Facebook.

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