Bond County Health Dept.
Laboratory tests are offered Monday – Friday by an appointment.
Several routine tests are available each day at a cost of $15 and do not require an order from your
medical provider. These include blood sugar levels – A1C; lipid profile measuring HDL, LDL, and
triglycerides; PSA; TSH to check thyroid function; and a complete blood count (CBC).
All other laboratory tests require an order from a physician or mid-level provider.
The Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) detects blood in the stool that may be visually unseen. Blood in the stool may come from polyps or cancer in the lower intestines as well as ulcers, hemorrhoids or other conditions. With the FIT test, individuals are provided a kit and instructions on how to collect a stool sample in the privacy of their home. The specimen is returned to the Health Department for testing. A positive test will need further follow-up with your medical provider. The American Cancer recommends that the FIT test be done per year for individuals choosing this method of colorectal cancer screening.
Lead levels can build up in the body over months or years and cause serious health problems. Lead testing is available for children, pregnant women, and individuals of any age that are suspected of being exposed to lead. Children younger than 6 have a higher vulnerability and lead poisoning is the highest type of environmental illness of children in Illinois. Child lead poisoning investigation, case management, education and fee-based home testing are available. Testing for blood lead levels uses a fingerstick. If an abnormal blood lead level is obtained, a required venous test is completed.
A free program to help keep a healthy heart. A lipid profile blood test is drawn at no cost with the start of the program and quarterly. The lipid profile measures HDL, LDL, and triglycerides levels, which are indicators for heart disease as well as a heart attack or stroke. Based on an individual’s risk for heart disease, education is provided on ways to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Reduces impact of sexually transmitted infections and monitors levels of disease such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis in the community. Confidential testing is available along with treatment as well as notification and treatment of partners. HIV testing is also offered with referrals made for treatment. Condoms available free of charge.
Toenails are trimmed by a nurse and is a beneficial service for individuals that are unable to reach their toenails, the visually impaired, elderly or disabled. A nominal fee is charged.
Treatment and screening for disease and infection, contact investigation, and education are provided. Both the TB skin test (TST) and TB blood test are available.