|The CV Health™ profile by Genova Diasgnostics is a nutritional test that analyzes blood for lipid marker This
profile analyzes blood and utilizes
NMR fractionation technology for state-of-the-art
lipid markers and independent risk
factors and independent risk factors (including lipoprotein-associated phospholipase or Lp-PLA2), and a novel Insulin Resistance Score. All of these advanced markers play a critical role in the cardiovascular health. The insight they provide allows clinicians to more accurately address abnormalities relating to cardiac and vascular diseases.
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Nearly 50% of all heart attack victims have normal levels of typical markers for CVD, including total cholesterol. For this reason, improved clinical tools are needed to identify patients with a predisposition to CVD who can benefit from timely, preventative intervention. With its unique combination of standard lipid markers, lipid fractionation analysis, and novel independent risk factors, theCV Health Profile assists physicians in identifying nearly 85% of individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease.
Nutritional Testing and Advanced Markers for Cardiovascular Disease
- LDL-Particle Number (LDL-P) includes small and large LDL particles, and is independent of the cholesterol concentration within the particles. And individual with low/normal LDL-C concentration, but high LDL-P, is still at high-risk for plaque build-up. Increased LDL-P is associated with increased risk of carotid atherosclerosis, angina, myocardial infarction, and future coronary events.
- HDL-Particle Number (HDL-P) indicates increased risk of coronary events for individuals with a low HDL-P number, and is independent of major lipid and non-lipid CVD risk factors. HDL-P is an important secondary risk factor, as it strongly relates to atherosclerosis in those individuals with optimal levels of LDL-P. Increasing HDL-C without increasing HDL-P offers little clinical benefit.
- LDL-Size is highly associated with triglycerides and insulin resistance. Individuals with a preponderance of LDL particles of smaller size are at increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) and increased CAD severity.
- Lipoprotein(a) or LP(a) is influenced by heredity and has a strong association with coronary and peripheral cardiac events.
- hs C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is an independent marker for systemic inflammation. High levels are linked to coagulation and vascular endothelium damage.
- Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase (Lp-PLA2), aka PLAC, is produced in the intima, promoting inflammation and plaque instability. It is specific for vascular inflammation.
- Homocysteine is an amino acid that has been linked to damaged endothelium, increased platelet aggregation, and the formation of atherosclerotic lesions.
- Fibrinogen plays a key role in arterial occlusion by promoting thrombus formation, endothelial injury, and hyper-viscosity.
- Insulin Resistance Score is determined by lipid sub-fractionation.
All lab tests can be done through the mail in the privacy of your
own home, except blood tests, we send you to a lab to have your
blood drawn for these. After you pay for the test we mail you the
kit, the results take two weeks, the test results will be mailed
to us and we will call you to go over the results, its that easy!
All tests include the consultation for the report of findings.
Test Type: Saliva Test, Blood Test
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