Health Screenings


2014 Fall Health Screening:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 & Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (these are subject to change.)

Library, Student, and Faculty (LSF) Building, Room 144

Benefit-eligible employees, retirees and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners (ssdp) may receive one free basic screening per calendar year.  Health screenings are offered in the spring and fall.  You do not need to be enrolled in Purdue’s medical insurance to participate.


Basic Screening* includes:

  • Lipid Panel: Includes total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, HDL
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP): Glucose, 13 other blood chemistries used to screen for kidney and liver diseases.
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC): Examines different parts of the blood; a blood screening test to check for such disorders as anemia, infection, and many other diseases.
  • Blood Pressure/Pulse
  • Height/Weight/Waist Circumference/Body Mass Index
FREE once per calendar year to PNC benefit-eligible employees, retirees, and their spouses/ssdp.
Others: $30
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA):This blood test screening measures a protein that is only produced by the male prostate gland. High levels may indicate prostate cancer or noncancerous prostatic disease.
FREE once per calendar year to PNC benefit-eligible male employees & retirees 50+ year. old.
Others: $24
ColoCare Kit (take home hemoccult kit): A test used to detect pre-symptomatic bleeding caused by gastrointestinal diseases. (Colon-Rectal) 99% of all cases of colon and rectal cancers in the United States occur in people over the age of 40. The American Cancer Society recommends screening begin at age 50 for those at average risk and at an earlier age for those at increased risk.
FREE once per calendar year to PNC benefit-eligible employees & retirees.
Others: $10
Thyroid Profile (T3, T4 and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH):The thyroid profile is a group of tests that are often ordered together to help evaluate thyroid gland function and to help diagnose thyroid disorders. The tests included in a thyroid profile measure the amount of thyroid hormones in your blood. These hormones are chemical substances that travel through the bloodstream and control or regulate your body’s metabolism—how it functions and uses energy.
Bone Density Screening: A bone density screening is often used to screen for and detect the early stages of osteoporosis, a condition defined by a decreased density of normal bone.  This device then measures the bone mineral density of your heel. The heel is measured because its bone is similar to that found in the hip, where fractures most often occur. 
This screening is only available on Tuesday, April 15 from 7am-11am.
Hemoglobin  A1c (HbA1c): HbA1c is a lab test that shows the average amount of sugar in your blood over 3 months.  Hemoglobin A1c is frequently used to help diagnosed diabetics determine how elevated their uncontrolled blood glucose levels have been. It may be ordered several times while control is being achieved, and then several times a year to verify that good control is being maintained. The A1c test may be used to screen for and diagnose diabetes. However, A1c should not be used for diagnosis in pregnant women, people who have had recent severe bleeding or blood transfusions, those with chronic kidney or liver disease, and people with blood disorders such as iron-deficiency anemia, vitamin B12 anemia, and hemoglobin variants.
C-Reactive Protein: (hs-CRP): An inflammatory marker which detects a substance that the body releases in response to inflammation surrounding the heart. CRP levels can provide physicians with information on a patient’s risk of heart disease. No caffeine for 12 hours prior to draw.
Note: Test results are affected by birth control pills and all pain medications.
Heart Cart Screening Package: Offers a comprehensive picture of one’s cardiovascular health. The screening tests for: abnormal heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysm, stroke, carotid artery, and poor leg circulation. By accompanying these tests with the fasting cholesterol and glucose levels, blood pressure, and weight from the basic onsite screening, they are able to denote risk for metabolic syndrome and heart disease. Please Note: You must be participating in the Basic Screening to do this.This screening is only available on Tuesday, April 15 from 7am-11am.

*10-12 hour fasting required for accurate results.

Contact Kendra Gardin, at ext. 5519, for more information.