Heart Health Profile
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Heart Panel Plus by Lab Test On Demand helps screen for overall heart and cardiovascular issues.
The Health Panel Plus includes the following tests: HS-CRP, Lipid Panel, CMP, and Homocysteine
This test requires blood and urine samples.
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Preparation: Fasting is recommended 12 hours before the test.
HS-CRP or High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein test measures CRP Level in your blood, CRP is a protein that increases when there is inflammation in the body.
Because of its high sensitivity status this test can detect even mildly high levels of CRP associated with Atherosclerosis (narrowing or inflammation of the arteries of your heart) which can lead to heart disease and high blood pressure.
Lipid Panel Test measures fats and fatty substances which are used by your body as a source of energy. Lipids include cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Lipids are found in your blood and stored in tissues.
High cholesterol usually has no signs or symptoms so the test helps in the evaluation of heart disease and also monitors existing conditions, genetic diseases and the effectiveness of certain treatments.
Lipid Panel Test includes: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides.
CMP Test or Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Blood Test is an initial broad screening tool used to evaluate organ function and electrolyte balance, it also aids in the determination of certain conditions such as diabetes, liver disease and kidney disease or for monitoring treatments related to liver and kidney.
CMP is usually ordered as part of a routine health check.
The CMP or Chem-14 includes tests for:
• Liver function (ALP, ALT, AST, Bilirubin)
• Kidney function (BUN, Creatinine)
• Electrolytes and fluid balance (Sodium, Potassium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride)
• Proteins (Albumin, Total Protein)
• Blood Sugar (Glucose)
The Homocysteine Test checks for possible increased levels of the amino acid Homocysteine in the blood.
High levels of Homocysteine are related to coronary heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and chronic illness.
People testing to assess risk for heart disease will often order other heart tests in conjunction with Homocysteine Test.