Nearly everyone is trying to live a healthier life.
We're eating more nutritious foods, increasing physical activity, visiting our healthcare providers regularly, and monitoring important health indicators.
King's Daughters is pleased to be your partner in achieving better health by offering low-cost blood testing on a regular basis in our communities.
Our Low-Cost Blood Profile program includes:
- Complete Blood Count
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
- Lipid Profile
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
Cost for the entire battery of tests is just $25. Results are mailed to participants' homes and are available through KDMC's MyChart (for patients of King's Daughters providers). A physician order/referral is not required to participate. Appointments are not needed, but fasting is required.
Complete Blood Count - The CBC is useful in determining your general health status and to screen for or monitor conditions that may affect the blood cells, including anemia, infection, inflammation, bleeding disorders or cancer. A CBC is recommended at regular intervals to monitor conditions/treatments known to affect the blood cells.
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel - This provides important information about the current status of your metabolism, including the health of your kidneys and liver; electrolyte and acid/base balance; blood glucose levels; and blood proteins. The CMP is used to monitor known conditions, such as hypertension, and to monitor the effect of medications on your kidneys and liver. A CMP should be performed as part of a routine health exam or when you are being treated for specific conditions or taking medications that are known to have an effect on the kidneys or liver.
Lipid Panel - Lipid panel testing includes total cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol); high-density lipoproteine (HDL or good cholesterol); and triglycerides. This panel is useful in assessing your risk of developing heart and vascular disease and also in monitoring treatment for cardiovascular disease (such as medications and lifestyle changes). For otherwise healthy individuals, screening is recommended every five years. Those diagnosed with heart disease should receive this testing as indicated by their care provider.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - This test is used to screen for and aid in the diagnosis of thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism (low thyroid function) and hyperthyroidism (high function). Testing is recommended when a person has symptoms of these diseases and/or an enlarged thyroid.