Area residents flock to annual Health Fair
Saturday, May 11, 2013 11:13 AM
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Kiwanis Club held their annual spring health fair early Saturday morning.
Phlebotomists at the Spring Health Fair perform blood draws for testing. (Putnam Sentinel/Alex Woodring)
On site for the health fair were 35 phlebotomists conducting blood draws to be taken to Medlab's Lima location for testing. Patrons of the fair can expect their results as soon as Monday, May 13. Also on site were health vendors which provided options for additional testing opportunities as well as health and wellness information.
The health fair's main product was the Standard Chemistry Profile Test. The blood draw exam involves tests for electrolytes, renal function tests, cardiac and liver enzymes levels, lipid tests, and a complete blood count test. The doctor recommended test, which can sometimes cost upwards of $250 to $300, was available to the general public for $35.
Other tests included a men's prostate cancer test ($40), a screen used to monitor the glucose control of diabetics ($15), thyroid function exam ($25), and a magnesium test ($20).
Kiwanis Club's next health fair will be held in the Fall.