Cardio ION Profile-Genova Kit
***Supplement Recommendation Summary Currently Delayed on Results***

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you. It requires at home collection and a blood draw. It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit and payment of your specimen collection.



Fasting Required: Yes - 12 Hours

Specimen: Blood and Urine

Results: 17-21 Business Days

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Specimen MUST be shipped within 48 hours of collection. Freeze the ice packets. Collect urine at home prior to the blood collection. All specimens, urine and blood, must be shipped together.

Description:

The Cardio ION is a combination of nutritional tests that gives a nutritional assessment and identifies risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Specifically, this nutritional test measures levels of fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, organic acids, and risk factors for CVD.

The Cardio ION nutritional test identifies modifiable risk factors for CVD, including:

Fatty acid imbalances which can lead to chronic inflammation. Current research finds levels of specific fatty acids to be strongly correlated to CVD.
High fibrinogen is associated with increased risk of clots and CVD
Homocysteine is an important risk factor for not only CVD, but stroke and dementia as well
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is essential for proper mitochondrial function and energy use. It also acts as an antioxidant. Cardiac cells have high mitochondrial demand. Statins can decrease CoQ10 levels.
Fasting insulin is an indicator of insulin resistance. Hyperinsulinaemia has been associated with a cluster of CVD risk factors.
Insufficient antioxidant status is associated with increased oxidation. Oxidative damage is believed to play a role in heart and vascular disease by promoting inflammation.

The Cardio ION nutritional test can guide treatment of many conditions and symptoms, including:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Obesity
Immune Disorders
Mental/Emotional Disorders
Learning and Behavior Disorders
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
Inflammatory Conditions

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.