Laurel Health System again will offer a Community Multidiagnostic Blood Analysis on several dates in September. The physician-approved, community screening program features 38 blood tests - all from one blood draw and for one fee.
An optional take-home colorectal screening kit is available for an additional fee, as is a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test for men.
Anyone participating in the blood testing must fast for 12 hours prior to the test; 14 hours is recommended. During this time, they may drink as much water as they like and should continue to take all medications.
Participation is by appointment only. To sign up, call 723-8449 or 1-800-808-5287 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you call after hours, leave a recorded message; a CMBA representative will call back.
The tests will be held from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the following nine days in Tioga and Potter counties:
Sept. 6 - at Tioga Fire Hall
Sept. 15 - Blossburg Fire Hall
Sept. 18 - St. Bibiana's Parish, Galeton
Sept. 20 - Westfield Senior Center
Sept. 29 - Mansfield Fire Hall
Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital's clinical laboratory will screen each blood sample for diabetes, anemia, prostate cancer and diseases of the heart, liver, thyroid or kidney. Results are sent to the participant's health care provider for interpretation. Participants also will receive a copy of their results and an explanation of the tests performed.