Life Line Screening is a prevention and Wellness Company established in Florida, 1993 and operates under a private management. The founders are Colin Scully and Timothy Phillips. The company, by 1998, had extended across the United Kingdom managing to provide screenings to over 500,000 people. Since its establishment, the company has performed over 8 million health screenings and over more than 1 million screenings annually. The Better Business Bureau, whose accreditation standards comprise of a dedication to offer maximum effort to deal with customer complaints, has accredited the company from October 1, 1996.
At Life Line Screening, the preparations to undergo a screening that ensures the safety of one’s cardiovascular health, are kept simple for the customer to enable them to have control on their health. On arrival, one is required to fill out forms that state the tests to be conducted and the mode of payment to be used to cover the expenses. The customer then proceeds to the waiting area to attend to extra paperwork as they wait for their screenings to start. Those undergoing several screenings go back to this area to for other procedures. The customer then proceeds to the screening area, that is secluded so have their procedures. A blood test is conducted. Afterwards, an examination of the vital signs which comprise of height, weight and body measurements is done. In case of a bone density screening request, then it’s performed. A peripheral Arterial Disease test that requires putting on of pressure cuffs around the ankles, is also conducted. It measures systolic blood pressure in the lower limbs. Then an EKG test to detect irregular heartbeats is performed followed by a Carotid Artery screening requiring an ultrasound, to detect the blood flow in the neck. Finally, an Aortic Aneurysm screening to identify the presence of Aortic Aneurysms.
For all of the procedures, comfortable clothing, preferably loose, should be put on so as to complete the procedures fast and efficiently. Mobile phones should be switched off and putting on lotion should be avoided. Once the customer has adhered to the instructions and taken the medications as prescribed for each procedure, then the results will be accurate and necessary action administered according to a particular test. Lifeline screening tests are essential in preventing internal damage to the body and blood that do not have immediate symptoms as they take place. Lifeline screening tests identify a problem at an early stage that could otherwise be fatal if not spotted earlier.