CHILLICOTHE, Mo.– The Livingston County Health Center is offering its Adult Wellness Blood Draw Clinic this coming Wednesday, in an effort to encourage adults to get recommended preventive screenings conveniently and at an affordable charge.

The clinic will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, from 7 to 10 a.m. at 800 Adam Drive in Chillicothe.

It is the aim of public health to promote health and prevent disease-this service encourages our residents to take charge of their own health before problems arise.

The health center is offering several basic blood tests for those 18 and older.

The CBC/Chem Profile, the most comprehensive blood test, measures 35 different blood parameters that can have a powerful impact on the state of your health, including complete blood panel, cholesterol profile including lipids, thyroid function and more. This test is offered for $30.

Other tests include a PSA prostate cancer marker for $10; the Hemoglobin A1C, a test that gives diabetics a picture of average blood glucose control for the past 2 to 3 months, for $10; or Vitamin D (25[OH]D, which is short-hand for 25-hydroxyvitamin D) for a cost of $15.

Current research is revealing connections between vitamin D deficiency and a myriad of health concerns, including cancer, depression, osteoporosis, immune dysfunction, diabetes, heart disease, and more.

One new test, Vitamin B12 deficiency, is now being offered for $15.  Vitamin B12 testing is usually used to diagnose Pernicious Anemia.  To learn more about Vitamin B12 deficiency, visit WebMD or Mayo Clinic, or ask your doctor if you might be vulnerable.