East Hanover Health Department offers SMAC Blood Testing

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EAST HANOVER — The East Hanover Health Department will conduct a SMAC Blood Testing Program for East Hanover residents 18 years or older on Saturday, March 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Roseland Borough Hall, 19 Harrison Avenue, Roseland.

SMAC is a comprehensive blood test that analyzes more than 20 components including total cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides, glucose and a CBC (Complete Blood Count.)

The Health Department’s nursing staff will provide blood pressure screening and health education brochures will also be available.

To participate in the Clinic, you must call (973) 888-6035 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for an appointment.

There is a fee of $22.00 for all participants, and appointments are available on a first come – first serve basis.

Fasting is required for the SMAC Blood Test; that is, no food or drink, except for water for 12 hours prior to the test. If you are taking medication you may continue to do so. In addition to the SMAC test, the PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen) blood test will also be available for men age 50 and older, or for those 40 and older that have added risk factors. Those at risk include African-American men as well as men with a family history of cancer.

The cost of the PSA test is an additional $25.00.

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