Health Fair Blood Draws and Information

Twice a year, we partner with Wyoming Health Fairs to bring wellness lab testing to Uinta County. Tests are drawn outside of the normal doctor's office setting, but results are still accurate and accepted by physicians everywhere. You will find a significant cost savings from general lab draws done in a medical facility. Wellness draws are those geared towards wellness programs, not diagnosis. However, the lab results have helped to point out potential health problem areas, so they are a vital information link to take to your doctor. In addition, if your insurance company has a wellness program, you will likely be reimbursed for costs if you send in a copy of your receipt.

Generally, we ask that you "fast" for 12 hours prior to having your blood drawn to get an accurate check for the tests you desire.

"Fasting" means not eating while still drinking LOTS of water or black coffee unless you are Diabetic. Diabetics should eat and take their medications as usual.
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Important
- Those having the CRP test drawn can not have had any caffeine for the prior 12 hours.


By drinking lots of water, you make it easy for those who draw your blood to find an easily accessible vein which makes this a more palatable experience for us all.

We have again added new tests for 2015!



List of tests available:



Blood Chemistry Panel

– Full 32 level screening for bone and electrolyte levels along with heart and kidney functions and liver and lipid functions with cholesterol, protein, iron, glucose and thyroid levels. Fast unless you are Diabetic

Hemogram

– Complete blood count (CBC) of red and white blood cells and platelets. Also, screens for anemia and leukemia and other disorders that affect the cells in your blood.

Thyroid Panel -T3, T4

- Additional screening that includes three levels for the T3 uptake (THBR), T4 (Thyroxine), and free Thyroxine index/calculation.

C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

- is an inflammatory marker-a substance that the body releases in response to inflammation. CRP levels can provide physicians with information about a patients risk of heart disease.

NO CAFFEINE for 12 hours prior to draw

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Ferritin

– Indicates the level of high iron stored and can be useful in screening for hemochromatosis, anemia and some liver diseases.

Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy

-provides an assessment of overall vitamin D status for the screening of deficiency or toxicity. This test measures both D2 and D3 together and reports a total 25-hydroxy Vitamin D. Several factors are associated with an increased risk of developing a vitamin D deficiency.

Blood Type

– Determination of ABO blood group and Rh type. Group and typing of expectant mothers and newborns may indicate potential for ABO hemolytic disease of the newborn. Rh9(D) typing is used to determine Rh immune globulin candidacy for prenatal and postpartum patients.

B-12- Screening to determine level of B-12 in your body, a vital element for women.



Celiac Screening,

tTG/IGA -

Detects antibodies that aid in the diagnosis of gluten-sensitivity enteropathy (GSE), such as Celiac and dermatitis herpetiforms.

PSA for Men– Screening for Prostate cancer in men over age 50. If there is a family history it is recommended at age 40.

Estradiol -

Screening used to evaluate the excess or deficiency of Estradiol hormone levels in both women and men.

Testosterone -

Screening used to evaluate Testosterone hormone levels for excess or deficiency in both men and women.

Hemoglobin A1C

– Measures historical blood sugar control up to 3 months. This test is recommended twice a year for diabetics.

Lead- NEW in 2015! -Screening to determine level of lead exposure in your body.

Nicotine- NEW in 2015! -measurement of nicotine and its metabolites to monitor success of smoking cessation programs, detect passive exposure, and evaluate non-tobacco nicotine exposure. Nicotine levels greater than 2.0 are indicative of tobacco use.

ColoKit
– Take home test to screen for risk of colon cancer.

Wellness Portal w/ Health Assessment (HA)

—Engage in your wellness journey with this interactive tool. Discover your health risks and strengths. Online, paper & assisted options available.

Bone Density

- Screening to determine degree of bone loss and risk of Osteoporosis and Osteopenia.

TESTS AND PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Spring Contact: Susan Dasher or Lenita Anderson at Uinta County Public Health 789-9203 or 787-3800,
or in the Fall, Maxine at Evanston Regional Hospital 789-3636.