Saturday, October 14, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. El Jebel Community Center 0020 Eagle County Drive, El Jebel, CO Blood draw, flu shots, free screenings and information stations! Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) announces the return of its traditional Midvalley Health Fair, featuring blood draws on Saturday, October 14, plus flu shots and additional, free screenings and information stations. All activities will take place 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Registration for the blood draws is highly encouraged, though walk-ins will also be accommodated. The public is invited to register at aspenhospital.org, until 6pm the evening before the event. Payment will be taken at the event, cash or check only. LAB TESTS OFFERED Aspen Valley Hospital will offer four lab tests at the fair, plus a take-home colorectal cancer screening kit. The blood work requires fasting for 12 hours (with the exception of water). Diabetics should contact their physician regarding fasting. A paper copy of lab results will be sent to participants within three-to-four weeks of their draw date. As a reminder, participants’ personal doctors will not automatically receive the lab results. It is the responsibility of each individual participant to schedule a follow-up with their own doctor to discuss results. Each test is available at greatly discounted prices: - Health Fair Profile - $65 The Health Fair Profile tests 32 metabolic functions: blood sugar; lipids including cholesterol/triglycerides/HDL/LDL; kidney and liver function; complete blood count; thyroid stimulating hormone, and more. Fasting for at least 12 hours with the exception of water is recommended. Diabetics should contact their physician for instructions. - Cardio C-Reactive Protein (CRP) - $35 Cardio CRP tests elevated levels of C-reactive protein that can indicate vascular inflammation, which may cause cholesterol deposits to break off and clog an artery. - Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) - $35 PSA tests are recommended annually for men 50 years of age and older. A baseline test is recommended for men 40 years of age and earlier with family history of prostate cancer or prostate issues. - Vitamin D - $45 The Vitamin D test measures concise levels of D2 (nutritional absorption), D3 (sunshine absorption) and total amount of vitamin D to define, sufficient, insufficient or deficient levels. - Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit - $25 The InSure Fit Colon screening kit is a take-home kit that measures hemoglobin and does not react with non-human hemoglobin, vitamins, drugs or issues from food. There is no special diet required. Blood draw participants are asked to arrive at least an hour prior to closing. Cash or check only.