Multiphasic Registration - Frequently Asked Questions

1. What tests should I sign up for?
Multiphasic Test - Everyone can sign up for this test. (see #2 to see what this test includes).
Thyroid test (TSH) - is for anyone, or if you have had recent unexplained weight loss, weight gain or hair falling out.
Glyco (A1C) - Recommended for diabetics only or if you have had symptoms such as: increased thirst, increased urination, fatigue, blurred vision or slow-healing infections. PSA (Prostate) - Only for men, this test is no longer being offered based on the recommendation of the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. Please discuss specific personal recommendations for prostate health screening with your health care provider.

2. What is the Multiphasic Blood Screening?
The multiphasic blood screening can assist your physician in the detection of health problems such as heart disease, kidney disease, some forms of cancer, diabetes, muscle or bone disease and anemia. The Multiphasic test includes CBC, cholesterol (Total, HDL, LDL, & Triglycerides), blood sugar, calcium, uric acid, iron, and liver and kidney functions.

3. What if my results fall outside of the normal range?
If your results fall outside of the recommended range, it is your responsibility to follow up with a physician to discuss your results. We strongly encourage you to discuss your test results with your physician for a much more accurate and reliable interpretation. If your results show a critical value, you will be contacted by Hanover Hospital. A test result “within normal limits” does not necessarily rule out the possibility of a health problem. It is your responsibility to make your physician aware of any health-related problems or concerns that you might have.

4. Do I need to fast?
You will need to fast for 12 hours prior to your testing time. Food and beverages such as coffee, tea or any sugar sweetened drinks should be avoided. Drinking water is strongly encouraged.

5. What if I don’t have a physician?
If you need a physician, you may call our Doc Finder line at 888-693-6234.

6. Can I still take my medications?
Yes, you can still take your medications.

7. Can I get other tests done at the screening?
No, we are only offering the Multiphasic, Glyco and Thyroid tests at this screening. We are not set up to take any other lab orders other than the ones we offer. Any other labs need to be done at one of the hospital’s lab locations.

8. How old must you be to do the screening?
Screenings are recommended for anyone age 14 and older, unless recommended by a physician. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian sign the consent form.

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