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 testing for Hemoglobin A1C and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone can be provided with the purchase of a profile for an additional $5 each.
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, check, or credit card. 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.