(ATLANTIC) Cass County Memorial Hospital is offering community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over.
Individuals need to make an appointment to have blood drawn at one of the following opportunities:
-CCMH Atrium, Atlantic: February 23, March 1, March 12, or March 15
-Health and Wellness Center, Anita: February 29
-Massena Medical Center, Massena: March 5
-Griswold Medical Center, Griswold: March 8
Appointments can be made by logging on to www.casscountyclinics.com or by calling 249-0261. The cost for the blood profile is $35. The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Hemoglobin, White Blood Count, Red Blood Count, Hematocrit, Liver Functions, Kidney Functions, Thyroid Screening. The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20. The cost for a blood profile with an A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30.
Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.