Jones Regional Medical Center's Health Check is a series of tests to assess your heart, vascular and stroke health. The cost for all six tests plus a consultation with one of our heart care experts is $175. A comprehensive blood test is also available for $40. Call (319) 481-6124 to schedule your appointment. For a schedule of available screening dates, click here.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
The test may tell if the main blood vessel in your abdomen (belly) is too large. If not treated, an abdominal aneurysm may burst open and cause permanent disability or death.
Stroke/Carotid Artery (in your neck)
Carotid Arteries are large blood vessels on each side of your neck that supply your brain with oxygen rich blood. This test can show if plaque has narrowed the arteries. It may tell if blood flow to your brain is too low- which increases your chances of having a stroke.
Ankle-Brachial Index Test (leg screening)
This test compares the blood pressure in your arms with the blood pressure in your legs. A significant difference between these numbers can mean that you have limited blood flow in your legs. This condition is called peripheral artery disease (PAD) and causes leg pain while walking.
An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a test that measures the electrical activity of your heart. By measuring this activity, it can be determined if your heart beat is at a normal, fast, slow, or irregular rate. Results can show if parts of your heart are enlarged or overworked.
Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood flow against the inside of the blood vessel walls. Having high blood pressure is dangerous because it increases your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, eye and/or kidney problems.
Pulse Oximetry (Oxygen Saturation)
This test estimates the measurement of blood oxygen saturation in your blood vessels. It measures how much oxygen is moving through your blood.
What does the optional blood test include?
Lipid Panel to determine total cholesterol, calculated LDL ("bad" cholesterol), HDL ("good" cholesterol) and Triglycerides, another form of fat in the blood. This group of tests can determine risk of coronary heart disease.
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test screens for and helps diagnose thyroid disorders.
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) provides important information about the kidneys, liver and electrolyte and acid/base balance as well as your blood sugar and blood proteins. This panel includes testing Albumin, ALT, AST, Bilirubin, Carbon Dioxide, Calcium, Chloride, Creatinine, Glucose, Alkaline
Phosphatase, Potassium, Total Protein, Sodium and Blood Urea Nitrogen.