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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. In addition, all of our screenings require very little or no preparation. 

There are 3 types of preventive health screenings.

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.

First developed in World War II to locate submerged objects, ultrasound is now 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 for accurate, reliable images for:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
  • Carotid artery disease screening
  • Ankle-brachial index screening (for peripheral arterial disease)

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 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 are used throughout the country in clinics, chemists and other testing environments. 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.

Limited electrocardiograph

To detect atrial fibrillation, also known as irregular heartbeat, a common heart condition that significantly increases the risk of stroke, we conduct an ECG. Our ECG electrode screening is quick, non-invasive and requires no preparation or removal of clothing.

"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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