|Complete Blood Count (CBC)||A blood test used to evaluate or review your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia.|
|Glucose Fasting||– To find out if your blood sugar levels are in the healthy range.
– Screening, diagnose and monitor for diabetes
|Lipid Panel (Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL and LDL)||– Measure the amount of “good” and “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides, a type of fat, in your blood.
– Screen and diagnose different types of disease such as heart disease, stroke and atherosclerosis or hardening of your arteries.
|CRP (C-Reactive Protein)||– To identify the presence of inflammation and to monitor response to treatment for an inflammatory disorder|
|Lipoprotein APO-A1||– lipoprotein (a) test is used to check for risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart diseases.
A lipoprotein (a) test measures the level of lipoprotein (a) in your blood. Lipoproteins are substances made of protein and fat that carry cholesterol through your bloodstream. There are two main types of cholesterol:
• High-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol
• Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol.
Lipoprotein (a) is a type of LDL (bad) cholesterol. A high level of lipoprotein (a) may mean you are at risk for heart disease.
|Homocysteine Total||– To help determine if you are deficient in vitamins B6, B9 (folate) or B12
– To determine if you are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke
– To monitor those who have heart disease
|Coronary risk ratio (formula sent by email)|
Heart Health Lab test Package
What is Cardiac (Heart) Screening?
– Screening examinations are tests performed to find disease before symptoms begin. The goal of screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage
– A screening program must meet a number of criteria, including reducing the number of deaths from the given disease.
– Screening tests may include laboratory tests to check blood and other fluids, genetic tests that look for inherited genetic markers linked to disease, and imaging tests that produce pictures of the inside of the body.
Why we need heart screening?
– The best way to prevent heart disease is understanding and managing your risk factors.
– It can help determine if you need to make lifestyle modifications or seek further treatment for potential heart conditions.
When should you start getting your heart check?
Regular examinations and screenings related to heart health should begin at 20 years old, with most tests being performed every 2 to 4 years. Such measures can often clue both patient and physician into any potential heart problems before serious health complications occur.