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The Fanwood Board of Health has announced that it will conduct a Health Day on Saturday, September 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Fanwood Municipal Building, located at 75 North Martine Avenue.
The Health Program will offer an extensive blood screening, consisting of a SMAC 26, CBC and an HDL. Medical Laboratory of West Orange will conduct the blood testing.
The SMAC 26 is an elaborate blood analysis monitoring several bodily functions. The CBC test is a test including a red blood cell count, a white blood cell count and differential count. The CBC test may indicate the presence of infection, anemia, allergies, lung disease, etc. The HDL test measures factors protective against coronary heart disease. The SMAC 26 is used in assessing total cholesterol results, to determine possible coronary risk factors.
Robert M. Sherr, Director of Health, has noted that anyone taking the blood test must fast 12 hours prior, with the exception of water.
Pre-registration for the blood test is mandatory and will be conducted by the Westfield Health Department, 425 East Broad Street, beginning Monday, September 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration deadline is Thursday, September 18 (subject to program capacity.)
The cost of the SMAC 26 test is $16. The following tests can be performed for additional costs: T4 (thyroxine test), $5; TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), $10; PSA (prostate test), $30, and Blood Group/Rh Factor, $10. All fees must be paid at the time of registration.
The Health Day will offer a Blood Pressure Program. Hemmocult test kits will be available to test for occult blood in the gastrointestinal tract. Test packets/dietary restrictions will be distributed at the health program.
The program is subject to cancellation, unless a minimum participation of 25 is achieved. The Health Day is open to residents of Fanwood, Westfield, Mountainside, Garwood, Roselle Park and Springfield exclusively.