Bridger Valley Health Fair & Blood Draws

The Bridger Valley Community Blood Draws

are held each April in the Bridger Valley, followed by the the Health Fair (approximately 2 weeks later).

 


The 2017 Blood Draws have been scheduled already!  The dates are April 6th, 7th, and 8th from 6 am until 10 am each day. The blood draws will be at Clifford-Olguin Dental Clinic in Urie, across from the Urie Mini Mall.



The 2017 Health Fair is set for April 29th beginning at 8a.m.  Here you can pick up your draw results and even have them interpreted by a Physician on scene. There are a lot of healthcare related booths and information also at the fair. If you are interested in having a health related booth, contact Lenita at 307-787-3800 Monday, Thursday and Friday.

In addition, we are always looking for volunteers to help with the blood draws, and will provide training if you haven't helped out before. Please contact Susan at 307-799-5907 or Lenita at 307-787-3800 if you are interested.



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 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. Important - Those having the CRP test drawn cannot 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 an easier experience for us all.

There is also a survey to tell us how we did. You can enter information three ways - as a coordinator, participant, or write us a testimonial if your testing helped you in a significant way that you want us to know about. Please take the time to let us know how we're doing by clicking

here.
Thank you!!!



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

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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 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.

Health Assessment (HA)

—Go online with Mayo Clinic for 12 months subscription and fill out your HRA to find out your health risks and strengths. Use Mayo Clinic tools to help you with those risks.

TESTS AND PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Contacts: Susan Dasher or Lenita Anderson at Uinta County Public Health 307-789-9203 or 307-787-3800.