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What We Screen For

All of our ultrasound and ECG screenings are comprehensive, painless, affordable, and convenient. Our highly trained technicians use state-of-the-art ultrasound screening equipment and, since it requires very little or no preparation, our health screening service is easily accessible.

There are 3 types of preventive health screenings.

1.) Ultrasound screenings

Ultrasound (also called sonography) is a technique that uses sound waves to image structures in the body. During the ultrasound, high-frequency sound waves are transmitted to the area of interest in the body and the returning echoes are recorded as images.

Ultrasound was first developed in World War II to locate submerged objects, in particular submarines and mines. In 1956, Ian Donald developed the first medical ultrasonography device, which produced basic one-dimensional images of babies’ heads.

Today, ultrasound is widely used to detect or monitor medical conditions in such areas as obstetrics, ophthalmology and cardiology. Most people are familiar with it related to seeing the growing fetus during pregnancy. Ultrasound is painless and non-invasive.

Life Line Screening utilises state-of-the-art Doppler colour flow ultrasound technology. You can count on this equipment to produce accurate, reliable images for the following conditions:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
  • Carotid artery disease screening

2.) Finger-stick blood tests

We offer simple finger-stick blood tests that identify important risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and other common diseases. These potentially life threatening diseases can all be treated, helping people to avoid suffering from debilitating health problems.

These tests are conducted by pricking the soft pad of the finger and taking a few drops of blood. The instruments we use to perform the blood screenings are CE-approved, lab-accurate and used throughout the country in clinics, chemists and other testing environments. All blood test results are provided in a matter of minutes.

Life Line Screening offers the following blood tests:

  • Complete lipid panel screening — Measures total cholesterol, HDL ("good" cholesterol), LDL ("bad" cholesterol), and triglycerides to give your total cholesterol score.
  • Glucose screening — Measures blood sugar levels to assess type 2 diabetes risk.
  • Elevated liver enzymes (ALT/AST) screening — Measures levels of ALT and AST liver enzymes, an indicator of liver injury.
  • Creatinine screening - Assesses how well your kidneys are functioning.
  • Liver function
  • Thyroid
  • HbA1c
  • PSA

3.) Limited electrocardiograph

We also offer an electrocardiograph service to screen for atrial fibrillation. This is a common heart condition that significantly increases the risk of stroke. We conduct an ECG to pick up signs of this dangerous disease. Our ECG electrode screening is quick, non-invasive and requires no preparation or removal of clothing.

The benefit of regular health checks

Our health checks give our clients extra information about their health, helping you to recognise a health issue, or risks of disease at an early stage. You can then share your results with your GP and make any necessary changes to your lifestyle.

What to do next

To take advantage of our ultrasound screening, ECG or blood test services, all you need to do is to make an appointment. From that point, we take care of everything else. For most of the scans and tests that we offer, all you need to do is to turn up at the agreed time. 

However, if any preparation is necessary, we send you full instructions in advance of your appointment. We will also tell you how long you can expect to spend at the event to help you to plan the rest of your day.

"Thanks to Life Line Screening, I am now recovering from surgery, what I thought was a bad earache turned out to be a blocked artery, which could have caused a stroke.

I would recommend Life Line Screening to everyone, it's well worth spending a few euros on yourself, a good way of checking out those aches and pains. What I thought was just another screening advert turned out to save me from a stroke...

Life Line Screening is well worth a visit, if there is nothing wrong then you have nothing to lose, a few euros well spent. I would recommend it to everyone. Don't be the last person you look after as the saying goes, we are worth it."

Teresa Ring, Wexford, 2012

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