Ask a Medical Question and get a referral
This station provides you with the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a health professional and ask questions about any health issue concerning you or your family. During this session the health professional may review your overall health fair results, make recommendations for further evaluation, setting realistic goals with the individual, and provide referrals and resources for more information and/or education.
Blood Chemistry Screening, $45
This screening provides baseline information on cholesterol, blood glucose, liver, kidneys, thyroid, and more. These screenings can help you and your doctor monitor your health and prevent health issues from becoming emergencies. Information from this screening can also be used to complete your employers’ Health Risk Assessments (HRA). Based on the most current research, fasting is optional for the blood chemistry screening. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER and continue to take your regular medications. Persons with diabetes, should not fast. There is a menu of other blood screenings to choose from!
Blood Pressure Screening
This screening gives you your blood pressure reading. Blood pressure is the force in the arteries when the heart beats (systolic pressure) and when the heart is at rest (diastolic pressure). Blood pressure can fluctuate with exercise, injury, illness, and emotional reactions. Health care professionals check the participant's blood pressure. If the participant's blood pressure falls outside normal ranges, further evaluation by a healthcare provider is encouraged. Your blood pressure should not exceed 119/79. Pulse Screening is primarily measured on the participant's wrist. The pulse corresponds to each beat of the heart. The normal number of pulse beats per minute in the average adult varies from 60 to 80, with fluctuations occurring with exercise, injury, illness and emotional reactions.
Blood Type $40.00
This is a blood test to show what type of blood you have. There are four different blood type groups. Your blood type will remain the same throughout your life so there is no reason to check it more than once
Many people are curious what blood type they have but it is not a medical need to know your blood type. It will always be checked if you get a blood transfusion or donate blood.
Colon Cancer Screening Kit $45.00
This take-home/mail-in kit checks for human blood in the stool. Also, learn about preventing colorectal cancer, one of the most preventable cancers, and current recommendations for further screening, including who/when should get a colonoscopy.
Complete Blood Count Screening $35.00
The CBC is a very commonly ordered blood screening that measures the different types of cells in your blood.
A CBC can help to provide a general picture of one’s overall health. It tests several different components of the blood including white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.
1. White Blood Cell Count – White blood cells are your body’s protectors. They help fight against infection and are an important part of the immune system.
2. Red Blood Cells – Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body.
3. Platelet Count – Platelets are the smallest type of cell found in the blood. They help stop bleeding by helping the blood clot after injury.
Available in case medical assistance is needed.
Hemoglobin A1c Screening $35.00
A1C is a blood screening that measures your average blood sugar control for the past 2 to 3 months. The results give you a good idea of whether or not you are at risk for diabetes. For people with diabetes it indicates how well your diabetes treatment plan is working.
High Sensitivity CRP (hsCRP) $55.00
This test may better define your risk for cardiovascular disease when added to traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, and obesity. Elevated hsCRP is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It is recommended in conjunction with the blood chemistry and hemoglobin A1c screening. Levels may increase with illness and inflammation, therefore you should not do this test if you are ill, recently injured or have other causes of inflammation unless recommended by your provider as it may give a false positive level.
Medical Registration Educator
Each fair must have one or more medical volunteers located in the Registration area assigned as the Medical Registration Educator(s) (MREs). They should be clearly identified as available to answer questions about the screenings offered, and what may be appropriate for their age, gender, personal medical history or family medical history.
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) (Persons with a Prostate) $50.00
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently recommended against routine screening of persons with a prostate with the PSA test. Please speak to your healthcare provider if you have questions. PSA is a blood screening that measures a protein that is only produced by the prostate gland. Elevations of PSA may occur in persons with non-cancerous prostate diseases or prostate cancer. A normal PSA level does not entirely exclude the possibility of prostate cancer. A traditional manual screening, performed by a health care provider is strongly encouraged in conjunction with PSA screening.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Screening
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the joints. RA affects nearly 1% of people in the U.S.A. and can lead to significant joint destruction and disability. Many researchers are currently working on understanding what causes RA so that it can be prevented. RA is diagnosed when someone has symptoms of pain, stiffness, and swelling in their joints. Additionally, blood tests for autoantibodies help make the diagnosis of RA certain. Antibodies are proteins that the body usually makes to help fight infections; however, in RA, some of these antibodies attack the joints and as a result are called ‘autoantibodies’. Recent studies have shown that autoantibodies appear in the blood years prior to symptoms of RA. By identifying autoantibodies in healthy people, we can better understand what causes RA, predict who might get arthritis in the future, and act to prevent symptoms from developing. This screening project will test the blood of healthy people participating in Health Fair for the presence of RA-related autoantibodies. People who have autoantibodies will be given the opportunity to participate in research project at the University of Colorado to learn more about what causes RA and how to prevent it. This screening is free to anyone that has not been previously diagnosed with RA.
This specific blood screening is only for persons with a prostate. Testosterone is an androgen, or a sex hormone, produced by both males and females. In males it is produced primarily by the testes, in females, the ovaries account for half of the testosterone in the body. Women have a much smaller amount of testosterone in their bodies compared to men, but testosterone plays an important role throughout the body in both men and women. It affects the brain, muscle mass, fat distribution, the vascular system, energy levels, genital tissues, and sexual functioning. Symptoms of low testosterone in males include, decreased body hair, decreased muscle mass, low sex drive and erectile dysfunction. Any abnormal value should be discussed with your health care provider to determine the underlying cause of the abnormal value.
Vitamin B12 - $30.00
Vitamin B12, has a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and the formation of red blood cells. It is one of eight B vitamins. Lower levels of Vitamin B12 can potentially cause severe and irreversible damage, especially to the brain and nervous system.
At levels only slightly lower than normal, a range of symptoms such as fatigue, depression, and poor memory may be experienced. Pernicious anemia is also caused by low Vitamin B12 .Taking Vitamin B12 usually corrects symptoms that are caused by a low level.
Vitamin D Screening $65.00
This screening is used to provide you with a baseline level of Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a worldwide problem. Your body requires Vitamin D to absorb calcium and plays an important role in protecting your bone health. Many studies also suggest an association between low Vitamin D levels and an increased risk of certain types of cancers, nerve disease, immune disease and heart disease. Some Vitamin D is produced in your skin when unprotected skin is exposed to sunlight. Otherwise, you can obtain Vitamin D in foods or take Vitamin D in supplement form. Studies have found that many adults have low Vitamin D levels. This screening requires only one blood draw. Results will be included on the same report with your other blood draw results. If you already take Vitamin D you should have a blood level drawn to make sure you are taking enough Vitamin D.