Cholesterol screening scheduled

ATHENS – Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital will offer a cholesterol and glucose screening by appointment from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 5 in the hospital’s Cornwell Center Entrance lobby.

Cost is $5.

To make an appointment, call (740) 592-9401.

Cholesterol levels typically do not change dramatically in one month so individuals may want to wait two to three months before being screened again.

Also, screenings do not take the place of testing.

A screening will indicate whether an individual’s level is below, at or above normal ranges; however, for specific readings, an individual may be directed to see a physician for further testing.

The cholesterol and glucose screening measures total cholesterol, HDL and glucose levels.