Advanced Lipid Panel
Heart disease is the number one killer of adults in the US. The Advanced Lipid panel tests cholesterol, plus oxidized LDL and high-sensitivty C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) to give a more comprehensive look at cardiovascular disease risk compared to testing only cholesterol.
- Total Cholesterol
- HDL Cholesterol
- LDL-Cholesterol (calculated)
- Cholesterol/HDL Ratio (calculated)
- LDL/HDL Ratio (calculated)
- Non-HDL Cholesterol (calculated)
Inflammation and Free Radical Markers
- Oxidized Low-density Lipoprotein (oxLDL)
Limitations of hs-CRP: Oral contraceptives, IUD's, pregnancy, and menstruation can increase hs-CRP. Levels are lowest during ovulation.
Fasting: Fast for 10 to 12 hours.
Water: Drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated.
Medications: Take all medications as prescribed.
5-7 business days
Result turnaround times are estimates and not guaranteed. Due to factors outside of our control, such as weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing or equipment maintenance, our lab may require additional time to complete tests.
Oxidized LDL (oxLDL) has been studied for more than 30 years. Since the discovery of oxidized LDL, over 5,000 articles have appeared on the topic with over. OxLDL has emerged as a risk factor for heart disease, fatty liver and cancer, and is associated with a pro-inflammatory Western Diet (the Standard American Diet). Running an oxLDL test can provide important information about your health.
A lipid panel helps assess heart disease risk and is important because when you know your numbers you can take steps to reduce your risk. Lipids include cholesterol and triglycerides. There are two major types of cholesterol, called low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
CRP is used in the evaluation of inflammatory disorders and infections. A positive test indicates the presence of inflammation but not the cause of the inflammation. C-reactive Protein (CRP) is a protein produced by the liver that increases in the blood in response to inflammation, infection, and following a heart attack or trauma. CRP levels are strong predictors of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, stroke, sudden cardiac death and peripheral arterial disease.
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