Van Wert, OH - Getting your numbers checked regularly and knowing what they mean is a great step towards better health. During the entire month of July, Van Wert Health is offering special pricing for selected preventative lab tests. Anyone in the northwest Ohio and northeast Indiana region is welcome to attend this promotion, guests do not have to be a patient of Van Wert Health in order to participate.
By learning about what numbers and ranges you should be in and how you compare against “healthy” numbers, you can take actions towards maintaining or leading a healthy life. Some of the more well-known chronic conditions like heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and diabetes can be prevented by keeping your numbers in healthy ranges.
One of the tests offered during the “Know Your Numbers” month promotion is the Complete Blood Count (CBC), which is a blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia. Several components and features of your blood are measured including: red and white blood cells, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelets. Abnormal increases or decreases in cell counts as revealed in a CBC may indicate that you have an underlying medical condition that calls for further evaluation.
Other tests offered during Know Your Numbers month include:
- Comprehensive Metabolic Profile ($20)
- Lipid Profile ($20)
- Complete Blood Count ($20)
- Hemoglobin A1c ($25)
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone ($25)
- Prostate Specific Antigen ($30)
Visitors are invited to walk-in any time during the month of July. Appointments are not needed. Participating lab locations include the Van Wert Health Center (140 Fox Road, Suite 106), Van Wert Health – Hospital (1250 S. Washington Street), Van Wert Health – North (214 Towne Center Blvd.), all located in Van Wert, Ohio.
More information is available online at vanwertheatlh.org, including a complete listing of the outpatient lab hours as each facility. Patients with additional questions may reach a staff member via email at vanwerthealth.org or by calling 419-238-8623.