Blood screenings tests set in New Bethlehem

From staff reports

A blood screening program will be held from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Redbank Valley High School, 920 Broad St., New Bethlehem.

Thirty-five tests will be provided. Among tests offered are those relating to heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, anemia and liver disease.

Optional tests are prostate specific antigen (PSA), insure colon rectal home screening kit, thyroid (TSH), Vitamin D-25 and hemoglobin A1C.

A 13-hour fast is recommended prior to the test. For participants planning to have an optional test, a separate prescription from a physician is required.

Participants are required to provide a driver’s license or other form of identification.

Screening is by appointment. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Participants are required to wear a mask and social distancing will be observed. In case of inclement weather, participants are asked to remain in their vehicles until the time of appointment.

To make an appointment, call (800) 234-8888, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, including cost, call (814) 275-1906.