Cardiovascular Testing: Keep Your Blood Pumping

Symbolic heart and stethescope for cardiovascular health
Symbolic heart and stethescope for cardiovascular health

Find out if you're at risk for heart disease

Heart disease is responsible for one in every four American deaths, and men and women are both at risk. But you don’t have to be a statistic! Knowing your numbers can help you gain control over your cardiovascular health. Have a family history of cardiovascular disease? Get a lab test and get straight to the heart of the matter.

What do cardiovascular lab tests look for?

  • Evaluates your risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks & strokes
  • Profiles your body chemistry levels including cholesterol, arterial plaque, magnesium & more
  • Assesses your insulin resistance and inflammatory marker counts


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Lab Testing for Heart Disease

Did you know cholesterol isn’t the only risk factor for heart disease? Your family history, diet, exercise regimen and more all play a part. The best way to impact your cardiovascular health is to know your numbers. Get your blood screened, today.

Test for homocysteine, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease

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High levels of homocysteine, an amino acid, are associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk. Repeat this test to reassess your levels if you are receiving homocysteine-lowering nutritional therapies.

Includes the Omega-3 Index Plus tests, with a full fatty acid profile

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The Omega-3 Index Complete test evaluates your omega-3 index, trans fat index, omega-6: omega-3 ratio, arachidonic acid:EPA ratio and also includes a full fatty acid profile.

Measures blood levels of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

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This test measures blood levels of the antioxidant CoQ10, a coenzyme that is made in the body and is needed for the production of energy by nearly all cells.

Genetic marker associated with risk of Alzheimer’s and heart disease

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Variants in the ApoE gene are associated with the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular disease. This cheek swab test determines which of the E2, E3, or E4 variants of ApoE you have, thereby assessing your level of genetic risk.

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The Cardio Core Essentials Panel Blood Test is essential to evaluate cardiovascular disease risk. This test includes a CBC/chemistry profile, lipid panel, apolipoprotein B test and a C-reactive protein (CRP) test.

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Lp-PLA2 activity helps predict whether you're at risk for a cardiac event. This test measures the function of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), an inflammatory marker critical in rupture-prone plaque formation.

Measures the enzyme creatine kinase, secreted into the blood by muscle

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Heart attacks, muscle dystrophy and kidney disease are among the serious conditions that can occur due to tissue damage, which can be assessed by analyzing your levels of the muscle enzyme creatine kinase.

Are you getting enough Omega-3s? This test will tell you

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Get a clear picture of how much omega-3 you're truly consuming, as well as your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. This test measures your omega-3 index, trans fat index, and more with just a drop of blood.

Arterial plaque can be deadly. Keep an eye on your risk

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Are you at risk for increased plaque on your arteries? Testing for myeloperoxidase (MPO) measures levels of an enzyme that oxidizes low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which could lead to increased arterial plaque formation.

This test measures the relative percentage of LD isoenzymes (LD1-5)

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This test is used as a general marker of cell injury from lactic dehydrogenase. This enzyme is found in the majority of the body’s cells and is released into the blood stream when cell damage or the destruction of cells occur.

Why wait for an acute stroke? Test your risk now!

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The Stroke Risk Profile includes tests for inflammatory/clotting markers, insulin resistance markers, lipid markers, markers of kidney and liver function, red and white blood cell counts, platelet count and markers of anemia.

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B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a small protein secreted by the ventricles of the heart in response to excessive stretching of the heart muscle’s cells. The blood test BNP aids in the identification of individuals at risk of heart failure and cardiovascular events.

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B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a small protein secreted by the ventricles of the heart in response to excessive stretching of the heart muscle’s cells. The N-terminal fragment of BNP is a sensitive marker of cardiac dysfunction.

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Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body, which could end up damaging cells or even DNA. This test looks for F2-Isoprostanes in the urine, which are a marker of oxidative stress or free radical activity in the body.

Tests for levels of galectin-3, a marker for heart failure

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This test measures galectin-3, a marker for heart failure that may also act indicate cancer growth and has been associated with a greater risk of a shorter lifespan.

Includes tests for galectin-3 and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)

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Galectin-3 levels in the blood are a marker for heart failure. Blood levels of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) are also a marker of heart failure, as well as other cardiovascular conditions.

Biomarkers for degenerative disease, including heart disease and cancer

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This test checks for galectin-3, a marker for heart failure, and NT-proBNP, which, if high, often suggests the presence of a heart disorder.

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