Inflammation Panel-Ayumetrix Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: Yes 10-12 hours

Lab: Ayumetrix

Specimen: Bloodspot

Results: 5-7 business days
Note: Result turnaround 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.

Special Instructions: Sample should be collected within the first 30 minutes of waking in the morning.

Description: Blood measurements of hs-CRP are often performed to assess the risk of future heart diseases. C-Reactive protein (CRP) is produced by the liver and elevated CRP levels can be measured in blood in response to inflammation. High-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) is more precise than standard CRP when measuring baseline (ie, normal) concentrations and enables a measure of chronic inflammation. Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease and hs-CRP is known as a biomarker of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin critical to calcium absorption which helps in bone growth, density, and strength. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become brittle or misshapen. Varying levels of vitamin D in the blood are associated with common variants in the following genes: (1) GC (transports vitamin D to organs), (2) NADSYN1/DHCR7 (needed for bio-availability of the vitamin D precursor molecule), and (3) CYP2R1 (helps convert inactive vitamin D to it’s active form). Maintaining adequate levels of Vitamin D has been shown to benefit patients in the maintenance of bone health for osteoporosis treatment, and in the prevention of fractures.