MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Health Department will hold a Health Screening Program on Saturday, April 13, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the health wing of the Montville Township Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville. A SMAC blood screening for residents of Montville Township, Boonton Township and surrounding towns, 18 years of age and older, will be offeredat a nominal cost of $22.

In addition to the blood screening, other screenings currently being arranged include blood pressure and podiatry (feet screening). The Community Health Department of Morristown Medical Center will be on-site to offer a pulmonary function test and dermaview facial scanner to view sun damage. Danielle Buonforte, RD from ShopRite will be available to share materials regarding healthy nutrition, and the Morris County Mosquito Commission as well as the Morris County Office of Health Management will share educational materials.

Also available will be a PSA screening (prostate specific antigen) for a nominal charge of $25.00, a TSH Screening (thyroid) for $22, T3 uptake (thyroid) for $8, T4 (total thyroxine, thyroid) for $8, hemoglobin A1C (glucose) for $17, homocysteine & hs-CRP (cardiac risk panel) for $34.00, vitamin D, 25 OH, total for $22, insure FIT test (fecal occult blood test) for $19, blood type & Rh factor for $13 and hepatitis C antibody screen for $20.

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The CDC recommends testing for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection for adults born from 1945 - 1965 should be tested once (without prior ascertainment of HCV risk factor).

The CDC recommends testing for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection for adults born from 1945 - 1965 should be tested once (without prior ascertainment of HCV risk factor).

Hepatitis C virus testing is recommended for those who:

  • Are currently injecting drugs
  • Have ever injected drugs, including those who injected once or a few times many years ago
  • Have certain medical conditions, including persons:
  • who received clotting factor concentrates produced before 1987
  • who were ever on long-term hemodialysis
  • with persistently abnormal alanine aminotransferase levels (ALT)
  • who have HIV infection
  • Were prior recipients of transfusions or organ transplants, including persons who:
  • were notified that they received blood from a donor who later tested positive for HCV  infection
  • received a transfusion of blood, blood components, or an organ transplant before July 1992

The CDC recommends testing should be initiated with anti-HCV.  For those with reactive test results, the anti-HVC test should be followed with an HCV RNA.

Payment will be by check or cash only. Pre-registration is required. To make an appointment or for further information, please call the Montville Health Department at 973-331-3316.

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