Shore Health System Laboratories Offering Cholesterol Screenings

To raise awareness about heart disease during February, which is American Heart Month, Shore Health System Laboratories are offering blood screening tests for cholesterol and coronary risk profiles.

Cholesterol screening requires no fast and is available for $5. A coronary risk profile, which requires a 12-hour fast, is available for $10. Testing will be done at Dorchester General Hospital and The Memorial Hospital at Easton by appointment only

The testing will be offered at Dorchester General Hospital on Wednesday, February 17 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am in the Center for Cardio-Pulmonary Fitness and Wellness on the ground floor of the hospital. Dorchester General Hospital is located at 300 Byrn Street in Cambridge. To make an appointment, call 410-228-5511, ext. 8341.

The screenings will be offered again on Wednesday, February 24, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Freeman Outpatient Center at Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street in Easton. For an appointment at Memorial Hospital, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5510.