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Cholesterol screening at Palos Twp.

The Palos Township Health Service will hold a cholesterol screening on Monday, Nov. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The total cholesterol is $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents and tells only the total value. Fasting is preferred. All fees are cash.

The cholestech test tells the total value, the high density, the low density, the triglyceride value and the ratios as well as glucose values. Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before the test. A fee of $35 is charged for residents and $45 for non-residents.

A hemoglobin A 1 C test can also be performed for diabetics which reflects average blood sugar levels over the previous three months. No fasting is required for this test. The fee is $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents.

Call the Health Service to schedule an appointment at 598-2441. All screenings are done at Palos Township, 10802 S. Roberts Road in Palos Hills.