Kent County Health Department offers full lipid profile tests

On Thursday, August 6, the Kent County Health Department will offer full lipid profile tests at its North County Clinic, 4388 14 Mile Road N.E., Rockford . The test includes cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, blood pressure and pulse measurements, risk factor analysis, 10-year coronary heart disease risk score, an immediate explanation of results, and follow-up for high risk individuals. Participants must fast 12 hours prior to the appointment but may drink plenty of water and take medications as directed. The cost for the test is $25, which covers the materials for testing, and all tests are between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., by appointment. This is a simple, low-cost way to protect one’s health. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (616) 632-7290.

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