EAST HANOVER — The East Hanover Health Department will host a SMAC blood testing program for East Hanover and Roseland residents 18 years old and older from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at Roseland Borough Hall at 19 Harrison Avenue, Roseland.
According to the Health Department, SMAC is a comprehensive blood test that analyzes more than 20 components, including total cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides, glucose, and a complete blood count.
Nursing staff will provide blood pressure screening, and health education brochures will be available.
To participate in this clinic, attendees must set up an appointment by calling (973) 888-6035; calls can be made from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
For all participants who select SMAC, there is a $20.00 fee. For those who select the SMAC plus the PSA screening, there is a $40.00 fee. In addition to the SMAC test, the prostatic-specific antigen blood test will also be available for men 50 and older and for people 40 and older with added risk factors.
According to the Health Department, those at risk include African American men and men with a family history of cancer.
The fee for the PSA test alone is $25.
Appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fasting is required for the SMAC blood test, meaning no food or drinks are allowed 12 hours before the test. Attendees who are taking medication may continue to do so.