Paramedical Exam
  Our experienced examiners will conduct a personal interview with the applicant to obtain medical history. The questions asked will be strictly from the insurance company's paramedical forms and responses will be documented on these forms and forwarded to the insurance company. The questions asked will pertain to known medical conditions, surgeries, medications and treatments. Names and addresses of treating physicians and/or hospitals will be required. Physical measurements are a part of the paramedical exam process. The collection of blood and urine or saliva is oftentimes required, as well. Depending upon an insurer's underwriting guidelines, an ECG may be necessary.  
Physical Measurements
  To accurately obtain your blood pressure and pulse, our examiners have available blood pressure cuffs in various sizes. In addition, one or more scales will be used to obtain an accurate weight. The examiner will use a tape measure to obtain height.  
Blood Collection
  When blood collection is requested, it will be drawn from a vein. The examiner will wear vinyl gloves and sterile single-use disposable needles will always be used to protect the client. The packaging seal will be broken in the client's presence. It may be necessary for the client to fast several hours prior to a blood collection, to ensure the best lab results. At the time of scheduling the appointment, the client will be apprised of the fasting requirements, if any. If the client has any concerns about the blood collection process, our examiners will respond to the concerns in a professional and compassionate manner. Any past experience of fainting, nausea, bruising or other reaction during a blood draw should be brought to the attention of the examiner.  
Urine Collection
  A sterile, single-use container will be provided to the client. The packaging seal will be broken in the client's presence. Female clients on their menstrual period may provide the urine specimen but should advise the examiner.  
Saliva Collection
  Saliva collection is done from the client's mouth with a sterile single-use swab. The packaging seal will be broken in the client's presence.  
Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  The electrocardiogram is a recording of electrical impulses associated with the contraction and relaxation phases of the heart muscle. Electrodes are attached to the chest, arms and legs and requires that the client is lying down. This examination process requires that the client unbutton or remove his/her shirt or blouse. The examination is painless.