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NNMC offers tests at low-cost health fair
by Tribune Staff
Aug 03, 2011 | 623 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center is hosting a health fair from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday in the main lobby of the hospital. This is an opportunity for community members to receive low-cost preventative health screenings. NNMC will also offer several free screenings including body fat and blood pressure.

The full menu of health screenings is as follows:

• Blood pressure: free

• Body fat: free

• Complete blood count: $15

• Heart electrical activity and overall heart function (EKG): $35

• Heart and vascular disease risk (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein): $25

• Lipid profile (cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL/LDL ratio): $20

• Complete chemistry panel with report on 14 blood chemistry levels: $20

• Peripheral artery disease (ankle-brachial index test): $25

• Prostate cancer testing (PSA): $35

• Routine dietary screening for diabetes (glycosylated hemoglobin): $30

• Stroke risk (carotid artery ultrasound screening): $40

• Thyroid function: $35

• Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) for over- or underactive thyroid: $40

• Vitamin D deficiency (Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy): $45

Fasting is required for best results in blood screenings. NNMC Advantage members get a 10 percent discount on all tests, and sign ups are available at the health fair. For details call 356-NNMC (6662) or go to

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