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Department of Health in Manatee County offers wellness screenings

Manatee County, Florida -- The Department of Health in Manatee County is offering low cost wellness screenings. 

The wellness screening includes a health risk assessment and complete metabolic and lipid panels. These tests screen for blood sugar levels, body mass index, liver and kidney function, and cholesterol levels. The fee for the wellness screening is $50.00.

For an additional cost, other lab tests are available, including a PSA screening for men, a diabetes screening, a complete blood count for anemia and infection, and a thyroid function test.

Wellness screenings are important because they can help identify early risk factors for potentially dangerous diseases. "We are pleased to offer this low-cost service to the public," says Dr. Jennifer Bencie, DOH - Manatee Administrator. "Knowing your numbers is a vital part of keeping yourself as healthy as possible."

The wellness screenings are open to anyone over the age of 18 years. 

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