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Rutherford Residents Can Get Low-Cost Blood Screening

Rutherford residents can get their blood tested.
Rutherford residents can get their blood tested. Photo Credit: Cindy Capitani/File

RUTHERFORD, N.J.– The community is offered a chance to get a blood test on Friday, Oct. 21 in Rutherford.

Borough residents 18 and older are eligible to participate in the Multiphasic Blood Screening sponsored by the Rutherford Health Department .

Appointments are required and can be made in person or by calling the Public Health Nurses at 201-460-3020 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Residents who have participated at previous blood screening programs and failed to contact their doctors and/or failed to respond to Health Department follow-up letters on abnormalities are not eligible for this program.

The screening will check for approximately 30 different abnormalities in the blood, including cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose.

There will be a nominal fee of $21, which will cover the cost of the laboratory analysis. For an additional fee, the following tests can be added: T4/TSH (two thyroid tests), Vitamin D level, Hemoglobin A1-C, Blood Type, PSA, and C-reactive protein.

Call the office for the price of each additional test.

The exact cash amount, check or money order made payable to the Rutherford Health Department, will be appreciated the day of the screening.

This program should only be used as a screening device and not as a self-diagnostic tool or in place of an examination by a licensed medical doctor. A copy of the results will be mailed to the participants and their doctor.

Those participants with test results outside the normal range will be required to follow up with their licensed medical doctor.

The Rutherford Health Department is located at 184 Park Ave.

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