Ensure heart health with our Cardio Test: Lipids, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, and more for a complete cardiovascular assessment.
Cardiac markers are vital for assessing heart health, focusing on various biomarkers:
Three essential proteins, Lipoprotein (a), apolipoprotein A1, and apolipoprotein B, are crucial for cardiovascular wellbeing. Variations in these proteins can elevate heart disease and stroke risks.
High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein (hs-CRP) Monitoring:
Produced by the liver, CRP is a marker of inflammation, often indicating plaque formation leading to coronary artery disease. Symptoms like chest pain and shortness of breath may emerge, escalating to severe conditions such as arrhythmias or heart attacks.
Hormonal and Metabolic Connections:
Our tests also assess hormones impacting the cardiovascular system. For instance, elevated testosterone can raise blood pressure, and metabolic disorders like diabetes can heighten heart failure risks. The CardioPro Advanced Plus Panel covers a range of markers including sd LDL, CRP, Homocysteine, and more, alongside a thyroid and comprehensive metabolic panel for an in-depth health evaluation.
Understanding Small, Dense LDL:
Beyond quantity, the LDL type matters for heart health. Small, dense LDL, a specific LDL form, poses an increased atherosclerosis risk. Its small size allows it to penetrate artery walls, it’s prone to oxidation, and it remains longer in the bloodstream, all contributing to cardiovascular disease risk.
Lp-PLA-2 (PLAC Test): This unique FDA-approved blood test aids in evaluating the risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) and stroke.
Lipoprotein (a): A subclass of lipoprotein, its elevated levels are linked to increased risks of CAD and stroke.
APO A-1: A primary protein in HDL, APO A-1 assists in cholesterol removal from the body and plays a crucial role in lipid metabolism.
APO -B: The main component of LDL, responsible for transporting cholesterol to tissues. High APO-B levels can lead to arterial plaque build-up.
BNP (Brain Natriuretic Peptide): This test measures BPN levels, which rise in heart failure, reflecting heart and blood vessel conditions.
HOMOCYSTEINE: An amino acid in the blood, where high levels are associated with greater risks of CAD, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease (PVD).
HS-CRP: Increased hs-CRP levels indicate inflammation in the body, including blood vessels, signaling underlying health issues.
VITAMIN D, 25-OH TOTAL: Vital for overall health, a deficiency in Vitamin D is common and can heighten the risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and more.
INSULIN: A key hormone regulating carbohydrate and fat metabolism, its balance is essential for overall health and well-being.
All blood samples are collected exclusively in medical settings like a doctor’s office, clinic, or hospital. Upon arrival at our laboratory, our skilled team of laboratory technologists meticulously analyzes your sample. Results are promptly delivered to you and/or your healthcare provider within a 24-hour timeframe.hydrate and fat metabolism, its balance is essential for overall health and well-being.