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Diabetes, PSA screening for the uninsured in Kansas City

November is the month to get tested for diabetes and get your prostate checked.

 
PRLog - Nov. 16, 2012 - OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- OVERLAND PARK, Ks – Nov. 16, 2012  – Awareness months are advantageous for individuals carrying insurance but for those without coverage, recommended screening and tests are often unaffordable. ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City offers wellness screening and lab testing to those with and without insurance. This November, which happens to focus on diabetes awareness and men’s heath through the popular ‘Movember’ movement, patients may request their own diabetes lab work for under $50 at ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City. Men can also order their own prostate specific antigen (PSA) test for $49 at any of the three KC Metro locations.

Tim Rebori, owner of ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City, says he meets many patients relieved to find a walk-in lab that doesn’t require co-pays or participate in insurance plans. “Many of my customers are surprised to see the affordability of our lab testing compared to rates many hospitals and doctors offices charge,” said Rebori. Individuals may walk into any of the ARCpoint Labs of Kanas City locations and request a lab test. The facilities’ trained staff can collect blood, saliva, urine and hair to run any test a doctor would prescribe.

7 million undiagnosed cases of diabetes in the U.S.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations, new cases of blindness among adults and a major cause of heart disease and stroke. An estimated 18.8 million people are diagnosed with diabetes each year; 7 million people go undiagnosed. ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City’s diabetes screening involves the A1c test that checks the blood glucose level of patients to determine if their levels are normal, pre-diabetic or diabetic.

PSA tests check prostate cancer risk
Uninsured men or those uncomfortable with a doctor’s visit may request their own PSA blood test from ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City. “Many men are much more comfortable having us test their PSA levels before seeing a doctor,” said Rebori. “Our three facilities around Kansas City make it easy to slip in and out. Plus, all results are confidential.” In the event test results indicate elevated PSA levels, men are encouraged to seek further physician evaluation.

About ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City

ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City offers individual and business wellness testing, drug and alcohol screening and DNA testing. KC metro area locations are in Overland Park, KS, Lawrence, KS and Kansas City, MO. Strict adherence to proper testing guidelines and safety standards has led ARCpoint Labs to become one of the top third-party providers of drug, alcohol and background screening in the country. All ARCpoint Labs locations are preferred collection sites for Quest Diagnostics and network collection sites for LabCorp. Tests may be performed on-site or at any of the three locations. For more information, please visit http://www.arcpointlabs.com/kansas_city or call (913) 221-0270.

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