This blood test shows anemia or lack of healthy red blood cells. Photo/courtesy of PMC

This blood test shows anemia or lack of healthy red blood cells. Photo/courtesy of PMC

The Petersburg Health Fair is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Gym. It’s an every-other year event that includes health related booths and vendors and presenters on health issues. It’s put on the Petersburg Medical Center and, in the past, they’ve handed out lab results at the fair. That’s different this year. To get more information about the change and the fair itself, KFSK’s Angela Denning spoke with Liz Bacom, the Lab and Imaging Manager at the Petersburg Medical Center. She says there will be vendors from Petersburg and throughout Southeast.

There will be no lab results handed out at the health fair this year. PMC has moved all of that on-line through their website and Patient Portal. After you get the results from Patient Portal you can find out what they mean at labtestsonline.org. Bacom says you can also use the cdc website.

Vitamin D pills. Laura Dahl/Flickr

Vitamin D pills. Laura Dahl/Flickr

At the health fair there will be a physician talking about how to interpret your lab results. Neuropathologist, Dr. Hoyt, will be speaking about that from 11 a.m. to noon. Then at noon he will present on Alzheimer’s prevention and increasing your health span, which is how healthy you are as you age.

There will also be a presentation on Vitamin D. Dr. Hyer will be speaking about that from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.