Your body’s cholesterol levels can play a critical role in your overall health, and monitoring these numbers can be important for preventing heart disease. For this reason, the American Heart Association advises all individuals over age 20 to have their cholesterol tested. Are you planning to head to an urgent care location to have your cholesterol checked? If so, then you may have questions about what to expect. Cholesterol testing typically involves a few different steps.
First, you will be informed whether you should fast or avoid certain foods or medications before your test. When you visit the urgent care center, a blood sample will be taken, and this will be sent to a laboratory and analyzed. Later, you will receive the results which you can go over with your doctor.
Paramount Urgent Care offers cholesterol testing and other health screenings at our walk-in clinics in Orlando, Oviedo, Lady Lake, and Clermont. For more information about our walk-in clinic locations or services, please call 352-674-9218.