Palos Township Health Service will hold a cholesterol screening on from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 21.
A total cholesterol screening is $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. This test tells only the total cholesterol value. Fasting is preferred.
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 A1C test can be performed for diabetics which reflects the 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.
All fees are cash only. Call the Health Service to schedule an appointment at 708-598-2441. All screenings are done at Palos Township at 10802 South Roberts Road in Palos Hills.