Life Line Screening is a privately owned firm that screens for vascular related diseases, inflammation, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, cholesterol count, and cancer. The company was founded by Timothy Phillips and Colin Scully and is based in Austin, Texas. By 2012 preventive health screening services had been launched in the United Kingdom and Australia. The Better Business Bureau accredited the Life Line Screening on Ist October 1996, with an A+ grade.
The company ensures highest standards are maintained when it comes to screening by working with a team that is highly trained and uses advanced equipment. The tests carried out are non-invasive, quick, and safe requiring little to no preparation. Once the tests are done, they are presented to physicians who have been certified by the board. The results can then be shared with patients personal physician to determine the appropriate course of action if any abnormalities were identified.
Life Line Screening offers three types of preventive health screenings: finger- stick blood screenings, ultrasound screening, and limited electrocardiograph. For ultrasound screenings, they utilize the Doppler color flow technology which is accurate and has reliable images for Ankle-brachial screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, carotid artery disease screening, and bone mineral density screening. The finger-stick blood screenings are conducted by examining blood drops drawn from the finger to help identify heart diseases and diabetes risk factors while the electrocardiograph detects irregular heart beats. In preventive health screening, diseases and illnesses are identified and prevented before they develop.
Over the years Life Line Screening has partnered with hospitals, organizations, universities, and insurance companies such as Mission Hospital, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, New York University of Medicine, American Women in Technology International, and MCM Solutions. In a study conducted in partnership with Oxford University between 2008 to 2012, it was revealed that chronic cardiovascular diseases occur ten years earlier in men than women.
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