Community Blood Services: East Side Senior Center (1231 E 26th St, DM) October 24th, 2018 8-9:30 a.m.

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Community Blood Services: East Side Senior Center (1231 E 26th St, DM) October 24th, 2018 8-9:30 a.m.

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UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Corporate Wellness Services has been providing blood screening services to the community at a variety of locations for over 10 years. Our experienced staff provides quick, low-cost and convenient screenings to assist in your health management.

Payment Options:

We accept cash and/or checks only. Payment is accepted at time of service. Any coupons or discounts should be presented at the screening - pricing will be adjusted accordingly.

Service Options:

Blood Profile (venous puncture)

Includes 25 components:

Total Cholesterol




Chol/HDL Ratio








Uric Acid

Total Protein



A/G Ratio

Total Bili







Alk Phos




Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C)

Indicates how well you have controlled your diabetes over the past 2-3 months. A1C gives a picture of the average amount of glucose in the blood over that time period.

Highly Sensitive C-Reactive Protein

CRP is an inflammatory marker. CRP is widely reported as a possible key indicator of heart health & may help physicians predict a patient's long-term risk of a cardiovascular event. Do not participate if you have tissue injury, infection or general inflammation. Individuals with Arthritis should not have this measured.

PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)

Helps detect prostate cancer. Approved along with a digital rectal exam in men age 50 and older.

CBC (Complete blood Count)

The CBC is a group of tests used to screen for a wide variety of diseases. WBC (white blood cells), RBC (red blood cells), Hgb (hemoglobin), Hct (Hematocrit), Platelets, MCV (mean cell volume), MCHC (mean cell hemoglobin concentration), Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils and Basophils.

TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone) & Free T4

Used to screen adults for thyroid disorders. T4 aids in the diagnosis of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.

FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)

Used to help women determine if they are in menopause or have gone through menopause. For women age 45 and older, Women who have had a hysterectomy and did not have their ovaries removed, Women who are experiencing changes in their normal cycle, are having irregular cycles, or are experiencing hot flashes. This test is not valid if on any form of estrogen or progesterone.

Nicotine Testing (Cotinine Testing)

To test nicotine in the blood, specimen is screened for the cotinine metabolite. Cotinine has a 24-hour half-life (as opposed to the 1 – 2 hour half-life of nicotine), and detection of cotinine in the blood is evidence of nicotine use. On average, the cotinine level of a smoker will only fluctuate about 15% during the course of any given day. Cotinine in the blood is detected up to 2 weeks after smoking cessation for a regular smoker (shorter time period for a non-regular or one-time smoker).

Vitamin D - 25 Hydroxy 3

Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin in response to sunlight. The best nutrition sources of D are oily fish primarily salmon and mackerel, some vegetables, yeast and fungi. Vitamin D is converted to 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the liver. The measurement of 25-OH vitamin D concentration in the serum or plasma is the best indicator of vitamin D nutritional status. Vitamin D deficiency is commonly treated with vitamin D2 or D3 medications, fortified foods or nutrition supplements.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 (also known as cobalamin) is a vitamin required for neurologic function, DNA synthesis, and production of blood cells. The major dietary sources are meat, fish, and dairy products. While not present in significant amounts in plants, it is added to a variety of fortified grain and cereal products. Groups at risk for B12 deficiency include older adults, vegetarians, and patients with impaired B12 absorption (such as those with gastrointestinal disorders or following gastrointestinal surgery). Symptoms of B12 deficiency include fatigue, anemia, weakness, constipation, and tingling of hands and feet. Dietary supplementation is usually effective for B12 replacement; however, injections are required in some cases.

Magnesium (Mg) - $12

Magnesium helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong and the heart rhythm steady. Adults who consume less than the recommended amount of Mg are more likely to have elevated inflammation markers. Low Mg appears to be a risk factor for osteoporosis. There's some evidence that eating foods high in Mg and other minerals can help prevent high blood pressure in people with prehypertension.

How Do I Make An Appointment?

Registration is encouraged. You may register online (see below) or call (515) 241-8604 to set your screening time.

How Do I Receive My Results?

  • Results are ready within 4-6 business days, mailed to your home from address you provide at screening.
  • A complimentary second copy of your results will be included for your physician.
  • Each profile includes a "Guide to Understanding Your Blood Profile/Blood Lipid and Glucose Management" booklet for educational purposes.

Fasting Guidelines for Blood Screenings:

  • A 12-hour fast is required, no food or beverages, except water.
  • Prescription medication should be taken as normal.
  • Drink plenty of water prior to the screening to assure hydration.