The Weston Rotary Club will conduct its annual blood screen from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday on the ground floor at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.
The blood screening will offer 33 different tests for the blood panel: albumin, alk phosphatase, three blood indices, calcium, chloride, cholesterol (total), creatinine, globulin, glucose, GGT, hematocrit, hemoglobin, HDL cholesterol, LDH, phosphorus, potassium, RBS, SGOT, SGPT, sodium T4, total bilirubin, total protein, triglycerides, uric acid, VLDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, LDA/HDL ratio, A/G ration, BUN//creatinine ratio, WBC and WBC differential. The regular screening panel will cost $33.
Three other tests offered for an extra charge are a PSA panel for $23 to detect prostate cancer; TSH for $10 is a thyroid screening; and one of the newest tests - hemoglobin HA1C - measures the cumulative glucose values for diabetics for $13.
Participants should fast for 12 hours before the test. There is no pre-registration and results will be sent to the individual, who can then provide the information to his/her doctor.
The event is one of the Rotary Club's largest fundraisers that helps it support a variety of local groups including the United Way, Our Neighbor and Lewis County Park. Rotary also sponsors a Babe Ruth baseball team and buys dictionaries for all fourth-graders in the county.