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Keeping You Apprised of Your Health

Trinity Healthy Living offers health screenings both on and off-site. Health screening tests are an important part of preventive health care. They can help ensure that common diseases and conditions are detected and treated.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening is recommended for people at risk for the development of an aneurysm. An aneurysm is when a blood vessel becomes abnormally large or balloons outward. The abdominal aorta is a large blood vessel that supplies blood to your abdomen, the pelvis, and legs. Cost: $35

For dates, times and location visit Trinity's Calendar of Events or call (515) 574 - 6505 

Blood Screenings

Chemistry Panel

Includes a 20-item blood chemistry panel that includes complete lipid profile (cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides), glucose, calcium, BUN creatinine (kidneys), electrolytes, liver and cardiac enzymes. Cost: $25


Prostate Screening

Cost: $25


Thyroid Screening

Cost: $25


Blood test for diabetics which shows average blood sugar over the past 2-3 months.
Cost: $20 


Complete Blood Count

White blood cell count, red blood cell count, platelets.
Cost: $20

Vitamin D

Cost: $25

For dates, times and location visit Trinity's Calendar of Events or call (515) 574 - 6505 

Blood Pressure Screening

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force applied to the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood through the body. The pressure is determined by the force and amount of blood pumped, and the size and flexibility of the arteries. Blood pressure is continually changing depending on activity, temperature, diet, emotional state, posture, physical state, and medication use. There is no charge for this screening. 

For dates, times and locations visit Trinity's Calendar of Events or call (515) 574 - 6505.

Diabetes Screenings

Diabetes is a life-long disease marked by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. A diabetes screen is administered in two different ways. Both measure the amount of glucose in your blood. The first is blood draw as part of a full chemistry panel. The second is a simple finger stick. Results of the finger stick test are immediate. There is no charge for this screening. 

Your results from this test will be immediate. Participants whose test results indicate they may be at risk are encouraged to visit their doctor. Your test results are confidential information. Your doctor does not receive a copy of your test results. The American Diabetes Association recommends that pre-meal blood sugar levels fall in the range of 80 to 120 mg/dL and bedtime blood levels fall in the range of 100 to 140 mg/dL. 

For dates, times and locations visit Trinity's Calendar of Events or call (515) 574 - 6505.

Heart & Stroke Screen

The Heart & Stroke Screen includes five different screenings, including: Stroke, Heart Rhythm, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Vascular Disease & Osteoporosis. 

The Stroke Screen is for people who may be at risk for a stroke. Risk factors include family history of strokes, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, heavy use of alcohol and lack of physical activity. The screen consists of a risk factor questionnaire, blood pressure and pulse check, non-fasting cholesterol determination, and ultrasound of the carotid arteries. 

The Heart Rhythm Screen is performed to detect heart irregularity using a 3-lead EKG. 

The Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screen is for individuals at risk for the development of an AAA. The greatest risk factor is a family history of AAA. Other factors include age (40 and older), male gender, tobacco use, high blood pressure and peripheral vascular disease. 

The Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Screen is for individuals at risk for the development of PVD. Candidates are individuals with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, smokers, those who experience difficulty walking or leg pain. 

The Osteoporosis Screen is for individuals interested in learning if they are at risk of developing osteoporosis.

The cost for the Heart & Stroke Screen is $115. No Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance accepted.

For dates, times and location visit Trinity's Calendar of Events or call (515) 574 - 6505.

Heart Scan

Heart disease can go undetected for years. But with Trinity Regional Medical Center's Heart Scan, also known as Calcium Scoring, we can identify calcified plaque in your coronary arteries and assess your heart's health. There are no injections, treadmills or pre-test fasting. Cost: $160

How does a Heart Scan work?

A computed tomography (CT) machine takes X-ray pictures of the heart and detects calcified plaque in the arteries, creating a number called a calcium score. This number determines your heart disease risk. The results help your doctor assess your risk of heart disease and what steps you can take to prevent serious heart complications.

Who can get a Heart Scan?

The Heart Scan is for men and women between the ages of 40 and 70. All that's needed is a doctor's referral. Ask your doctor about scheduling a Heart Scan today.

For dates, times and location visit Trinity's Calendar of Events or call (515) 574 - 6505.

Osteoporosis/Bone Density Screenings

Osteoporosis screen is often called a bone density screen. Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeleton in which bones become brittle and prone to fracture. In other words, the bone loses density. Osteoporosis is diagnosed when bone density has decreased to the point where fractures occur with mild stress. 

The screen consists of an ultrasound of the heel. Density of the heel is considered to be an accurate risk indicator of osteoporosis. The screen participant will need to remove both shoe and sock on one foot to have the test performed and will receive the test results immediately. Cost: $25

For dates, times and location visit Trinity's Calendar of Events or call (515) 574 - 6505.

Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD), also called peripheral artery disease (PAD), occurs when the arteries in the extremities (feet, legs, hands, and arms) become clogged with a fatty substance called plaque. It most often occurs in the legs. The buildup of plaque causes the arteries to become narrow and hard, which obstructs blood flow. This hardening of the arteries is called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis that affects arteries to the heart and brain is the major process leading to heart disease and stroke. 

Atherosclerosis of the extremities is a disease of the peripheral blood vessels. It is characterized by narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the legs and feet. The narrowing causes a decrease in blood flow. Symptoms include leg pain, numbness, cold legs or feet, and muscle pain in the thighs, calves or feet. People with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) may or may not have symptoms. Because of silent symptoms, many cases of PVD go undiagnosed. Cost: $35

For dates, times and locations visit Trinity's Calendar of Events or call (515) 574 - 6505.

Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening

Trinity Health Living and Trinity Cardiovascular Lab work together to offer stroke screens (carotid vascular test) that utilizes ultrasound technology to visualize the build-up of fatty plaques in the carotid arteries that may block the flow of blood to the brain and lead to stroke. The ultrasound screen is a painless, non-invasive and highly accurate method for detecting risk of stroke. Seventy-five percent of all strokes are associated with carotid artery blockage, and more than half of all stroke victims present no warning signs. Cost: $35

For dates, times and location visit Trinity's Calendar of Events or call (515) 574 - 6505. 

Helping You Afford Screenings

The Multiple Screening Discount is offered with the three vascular screenings (Stroke/Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Peripheral Arterial Disease) and Osteoporosis/Bone Density screening. 

Any one vascular screening - $35.00 

All three vascular screenings - $100.00 

All four screenings - $115.00