Blood profile, vascular screenings available in June in Ironton

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 22, 2016

ASHLAND, Ky. — King’s Daughters Medical Center’s low-cost blood profile and vascular screening programs return to King’s Daughters Family Care Center, 912 Park Ave., Ironton, during the month of June.

The Low-Cost Blood Profile includes a complete blood count; comprehensive metabolic panel; lipid profile (LDL, HDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides); and thyroid stimulating hormone levels. Total cost for the battery of tests is just $25. No appointment is needed, but fasting is required. The screening will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. every Friday in June.

Results will be sent to participants’ homes and made available to them on King’s Daughters electronic health record, MyChart, if the participant is enrolled in the program.

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The Vascular Disease Screening consists of an ultrasound exam of the carotid arteries, which supply blood to the brain; an ultrasound of the abdominal aorta, which supplies blood to the lower half of the body; and an ankle-brachial index study, which looks for decreased blood flow to the legs and feet.

Total cost for the vascular screening is $80. Appointments are required and are available from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 3. Please call 1-888-377-KDMC to schedule.

Cash, checks and credit cards are welcome. Insurance cannot be billed for the screenings. For more information about the tests, results reporting to check availability on other dates or locations, please visit our website at