CardioPlus Advantage
Fasting Required: Yes - 10 to 12 hours

Specimen: Serum

Results: 5-7 Business days

Tests Included:
Lipids: This is a group of simple blood tests that reveal important information about the types, amount and distribution of the various types of fats (lipids) in the bloodstream. Includes Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, LDL (bad) Cholesterol, Risk Ratio (good to total), and Triglycerides.

strong>Fluids and Electrolytes: Includes Chloride, Potassium, and Sodium.

Liver: Includes Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Alanine Transaminase (ALT or SGPT), Aspartate Transaminase (AST or SGOT), Total Protein, LDH, Total Globulin, Albumin/Globulin Ratio, and GGT.

Kidney: Includes Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Creatinine, BUN/Creatinine Ratio, eGFR, and Uric Acid.

Glucose

Mineral and Bone: Total Iron, Calcium, and Phosphorus.

Cardio C-Reactive Protein, highly sensitive (CRP,hs): A high or increasing amount of CRP in your blood suggests that you have an acute infection or inflammation. Because CRP increases in cases of inflammation, the test is ordered when acute inflammation is a risk (such as from an infection after surgery) or suspected based on patient symptoms. It is also ordered to help diagnose conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The blood tests may be repeated often to learn whether treatment of an inflammatory disease is effective (CRP levels drop as inflammation subsides). C-Reactive protein is a substance in the blood that indicates the presence of inflammation and could warn of a heart attack in advance. Elevated amounts of the protein in men may triple their risk for heart attack and double their risk for stroke, whereas elevated amounts in women can increase their heart attack risk up to seven times. Cardio (also specific or high sensitivity) C-Reactive Protein is a marker of inflammation to the blood vessels and a strong predictor of risk for future myocardial infarctions.

Homocysteine: The amino acid, Homocysteine, plays a role in destroying the lining of your artery walls, promoting the formation of blood clots, and also accelerates the buildup of scar tissue. High levels may increase the chance of heart disease and stroke, especially if you have other risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, or family history.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.