Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency is a hereditary disease that can be misdiagnosed as COPD. This testing is offered in the pulmonary rehabilitation department and is conducted through a simple finger stick to determine genetic risk for lung disease. For more information, or to schedule a screening, call St. Mary’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at (304) 399-7402.
St. Mary’s offers wellness blood profiles to the public for $25 during the months of January, April, July and October. The test includes a complete blood count, blood chemistry panel and lipid profile. Blood profiles may be purchased at St. Mary’s Outpatient Center Monday through Friday (closed holidays) from 7 to 10 a.m. or at St. Mary’s Medical Campus laboratory in Ironton, Ohio, Monday through Friday (closed holidays) from 7 to 10 a.m. Lab work should be performed while fasting. No appointment is necessary. Those who purchase profiles must register before having lab work performed.
Additional tests not listed above will require a physician order. For more information, call (304) 526-6670.
CT coronary calcium scoring can help determine whether you are at an increased risk for a heart attack. The test checks for calcified plaque that can build up in the coronary arteries. Coronary calcium scoring is a low-dose CT scan that provides non-invasive screening of the coronary arteries for calcium deposit. Patients who should consider the test include those with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, high levels of stress or a strong family history of heart disease. The cost for the screening is $75 (insurance will not be billed). For more information, or to schedule your screening, call (304) 526-8339.
Low-dose CT lung cancer screenings can detect lung cancer in its early stages. St. Mary’s Regional Lung Center offers the screenings for $75 (insurance will not be billed). You should consider a lung cancer screening if you are between the ages of 50 and 74 and have one or more of the following risk factors:
For more information or to schedule a screening, call (304) 399-7457.
Vascular screenings can help determine your risk of stroke, vascular disease or an aneurysm. St. Mary’s offers screenings twice a month for $45 per test or $99 for a three-test package. Payable by cash or check only. Tests include peripheral vascular disease, carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneyrysm.
Peripheral vascular disease screening: utilizes Doppler ultrasound probe and blood pressure cuffs to screen for narrowing or clogging in the arteries that carry blood to the legs.
Carotid artery screening: utilizes ultrasound technology to screen for plaqe build-up in the neck, which is a major risk factor for stroke.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening: utilizes ultrasound technology to check for an aneurysm in the abdominal aorta. Most people who have an AAA have no symptoms, and a ruptured AAA is usually fatal.
To schedule a screening, call (304) 526-1492.