ISU Medical Laboratory Science, PMC to provide blood draws for ISU Health Fair

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Medical Laboratory Science program will join Portneuf Medical Center to provide blood draws for this year’s ISU Health Fair set March 17 and 18.

The ISU Health Fair, featuring more than 70 learning centers, health booths and displays, is open to the campus community and the public. Blood draws are available at the fair, and for the fair from March 1-31 from the ISU Medical Laboratory Science program and PMC.

The ISU Medical Laboratory Science Laboratory is located in Room 161 of Leonard Hall, where the College of Pharmacy is housed. The lab is located in the southeast corner of the building. Lab hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Participants can park at the curbside meters between the Idaho Museum of Natural History and the ISU Fine Arts Building.

Tests include:

• Coronary Risk is $16.

• Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) is $11

• Complete blood count (CBC) is $5

• Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is $11

• Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is $18

• Glycohemoglobin is $27

Combinations of these tests are available for $43. Some tests require participants to fast 12-14 hours.

Blood draws for the fair will also continue to be available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Sunday from the Portneuf Medical Center Laboratory, located 777 Hospital Way in Pocatello.

Results will be mailed to participants and they can bring them to the ISH Health Fair March 17-18 for help interpreting them by laboratory, pharmacy and resident students and can be referred to other services.

For more information contact Bengal Lab Manager, Kathleen Spiegel at 282-4456 or email at spiekath@isu.edu.