Heart Tests


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  1. C-Reactive Protein- Quantitative (qCRP)

    A C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Quantitative test is used to aid in the diagnosis of infections or diseases which cause inflammation. CRP is a protein produced by the liver. Higher than normal concentrations of CRP are often an indicator of infection or inflammation in the body. This test can help determine if an infection is present but not the source of the infection. Conditions that can cause elevated CRP levels include but are not limited to Sepsis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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  2. Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel

    The Cardio IQ® Report provides an in-depth assessment of cardiovascular risks to help physicians recommend the ideal individualized treatment option for patient to minimize cardiovascular disease.

    The report is simple, yet comprehensive. It is color-coded to display progressive risk values versus goal using “optimal,” “moderate,” and “high-risk” categories and grouped by functional categories.

    Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel The Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel includes:Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL and Cholesterol/HDL ratio, LDL Particle Number, LDL Peak Size, LDL Pattern, HDL Large, LDL Small, LDL Medium, Apolipoprotein B, Lipoprotein (a). FASTING REQUIRED. Results for this test take 2 weeks to receive.

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  3. LDH Blood Test

    The LDH (lactate dehydrogenase) blood test measures the level of LDH in your blood. LDH is an enzyme in many body organs and tissues, including the heart, liver, muscles, and red blood cells. The LDH test is often used to help diagnose and monitor various medical conditions, such as anemia, heart attack, and liver disease. It may also be ordered to check for tissue damage or monitor treatment effectiveness for specific conditions. Since lactic dehydrogenase is present in many body tissues, its diagnostic usefulness is limited. Tissue specificity may be enhanced by LDH isoenzyme analysis.



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  4. ApoB Test

    ApoB Blood Test has been reported to be a powerful indicator of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). In some patients with CAD, APO B is elevated even in the presence of normal LDL cholesterol. Instead of non-HDL-C levels, ApoB levels may be used to check how well lipid treatment is working. Non-HDL-C is the total cholesterol concentration minus the amount of HDL. A healthcare practitioner may order both an lipoprotein a (associated with high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the "good" cholesterol) and an apo B to determine an apo B/apo A-I ratio. This ratio is sometimes used as an alternative to a total cholesterol/HDL ratio to evaluate risk for developing CVD.


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  5. C-Reactive Protein- High Sensitivity hs-CRP

    This high sensitivity CRP test is used along other blood markers to assess a patient's potential risk for cardiovascular disease. To illustrate the difference between CRP and hs-CRP, traditional testing measures CRP (quantitative) within the range of 10 to 1,000 mg/L, whereas hs-CRP values range from 0.5 to 10 mg/L. In simpler terms, hs-CRP measures trace amounts of CRP in the blood. Hs-CRP is the analyte of choice for cardiovascular risk assessment

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  6. D-Dimer Quantitative

    D-Dimer is one of the by-products that can be measured after the fibrinolytic system is turned on. Fibrinolytic activation and intravascular thrombosis can be measured by the amount of D-Dimer in the blood. D-Dimer is especially helpful when ruling out venous thromboembolism in people who are at high risk.

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  7. Heart Test Panel- Comprehensive

    This heart test panel includes blood tests that measure variables that affect heart health like electrolytes (CMP), hematocrit and immune cells (CBC), Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel with Particle Sizes, and inflammatory markers like homocysteine, High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein, and D-Dimer.

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  8. Hematocrit HCT Blood Test

    The volume measurement, or hct blood test, is the proportion of blood that the red blood cells take up. Hemoglobin, on the other hand, is a density or concentration measurement and is expressed in grams per liter or deciliter. (Hemoglobin is, if you will recall from your high school biology, the iron-based protein that transports oxygen.) RBC is a simple count and is usually expressed as the number of million red blood cells that you have per microliter. Usually, hematocrit is three times the amount of hemoglobin.

    Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) increases hematocrit in most men.  Read more about how to decrease hematocrit.

    NOTE: Hematocrit is also part of the CBC panel, so there is no need to order separately if your order already includes CBC.

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  9. Cardio IQ Insulin Resistance Panel with Score

    The Cardio IQ® Insulin Resistance Score (IR), which uses fasting insulin and C-peptide measurements to estimate a person's likelihood of having insulin resistance. It eliminates the need for multiple samples and reduces the chance of errors that can occur with some other tests.

    Having a high score (indicating a greater probability of insulin resistance) was linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even after accounting for other risk factors. 

    An IR score of <33 suggests that an individual has normal insulin sensitivity.
    A score of 33 to 66 suggests that an individual has >4-fold greater odds of having IR compared with an individual with a score <33 .
    A score >66 suggests that an individual has >15-fold greater odds of having IR compared to an individual with a score

    Fasting Required for 10-12 hours. Water only.





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  10. Lipoprotein a Test
    Special Price $42.00 Regular Price $67.21

    Lipoprotein (a) has been called a powerful predictor of premature atherosclerotic vascular disease. As an independent risk factor for premature coronary artery disease, excess Lp(a) concentrations are associated with an increased risk of cardiac death in patients with acute coronary syndromes and with restenosis after angioplasty (PTCA) and coronary bypass procedures. In general, concentrations greater than or equal to 75 nmol/L of Lp(a) in serum are associated with a two- to sixfold increase in risk, depending on the presence of other risk factors.

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  11. CBC - Complete Blood Count

    A complete blood count CBC with differential test panel measures several components of your blood including:Red blood cells, which carry oxygen, White blood cells, which fight infection, Hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells, Hematocrit, the proportion of red blood cells to the fluid component in your blood (which correlated with blood thickness), and Platelets, which help with blood clotting. This is also called Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential and Platelets Blood Test


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  12. Lipid (Cholesterol) Panel (LDL, HDL, Triglycerides)

    Lipid Profile: Evaluates the risk for developing atherosclerosis (arterial plaque) and coronary heart disease. This test includes: Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides ,HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio. FASTING REQUIRED.

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  13. C- Reactive Protein (Cardiac) (cCRP)

    cCRP is used as an aid in the identification of individuals at risk for future cardiovascular disease. When used in conjunction with traditional clinical laboratory evaluation of acute coronary syndromes, cCRP may be useful as an independent marker of prognosis for recurrent events in patients with stable coronary disease or acute coronary syndrome.

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  14. Testosterone, Total and Free (NO Upper Limit) plus Hematocrit

    This is a very economical panel that includes: 1- Hematocrit: Portion of total blood volume made up of red blood cells. Testosterone replacement therapy can increase hematocrit. Hematocrit over 52 may increase blood thickness and cardiovascular risks. 2- Total (LC/MS- No upper Limit) and Free Testosterone by Equilibrium Analysis.

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  15. Homocysteine

    Elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood, known as hyperhomocysteinemia, have been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke. High homocysteine levels may also be associated with an increased risk of certain other health conditions, such as osteoporosis and pregnancy complications.



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What Are Heart Tests and How Can They Help You?


Apart from the brain, your heart is probably the most important organ in your whole body. It works 24/7 and it makes other organs function correctly by pumping blood rich in nutrients and oxygen. However, the heart can also be predisposed to different types of diseases.

According to the CDC, one person dies of a heart disease every 40 seconds in the US. Many heart problems are preventable, but you have to know if you're at risk for heart disease. This is where heart tests come into play.

Heart tests check the health of your heart and tell you if you should make appropriate lifestyle changes. All adults over the age of 20 should do a heart test at least once every few years, especially if they have family history of heart disease, are obese, have high blood pressure, and smoke. Keep reading to learn more about these tests and how they can help you.

What Are the Substances Checked by Heart Tests?


Lipid Panel and Lipoprotein A

One of the first substances checked by a standard heart test is cholesterol. This is usually called the basic lipid panel and it looks at the "good" cholesterol (HDL), "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides, and other similar substances.

Ordering the basic lipid panel is advisable for most adults over 20 years of age. The test will show you if your cholesterol levels are normal and if you're predisposed to heart disease in the future. Cholesterol is a waxy substance deposited inside your arteries and veins. Too much of it can lead to chronic heart problems. Most people with high cholesterol exhibit no symptoms until years later.

Similarly, lipoprotein (A) can predict premature atherosclerotic heart disease. This type of disease can thicken blood vessels and make them more rigid. If left untreated, it can lead to high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and more. A lipoprotein (A) test is a common heart blood test for people of all ages.

Cardiac Reactive Protein (cCRP)

CRP or C reactive protein is a marker for inflammation in the body. Doctors usually test this substance to see if there's chronic low-level inflammation that could lead to life-threatening diseases later on. Cardiac C reactive protein (cCRP) looks specifically at inflammation that affects the circulatory system and the heart.

In other words, this test checks to see if you're at risk for cardiovascular disease at some point in the future. Elevated cCRP levels might indicate acute coronary syndrome, coronary artery disease, and other heart problems.


This is another substance that might indicate future cardiovascular issues. Homocysteine is produced in the body as a result of breaking down certain proteins. This substance might irritate blood vessels and lead to the hardening of the arteries and veins.

Checking homocysteine levels is also a common practice to see if a patient is predisposed to atherosclerosis in the future. Atherosclerosis can lead to heart attacks and stroke, especially if it's undiscovered and untreated for years.

Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)

Lactate dehydrogenase is present in many body tissues and it can be a good indicator of inflammation and health problems. There are several types of LD isoenzymes that suggest heart disease in certain patients. If these levels of lactate dehydrogenase are high, the patient needs further investigations immediately to discover the nature of his health issue.

Complete Blood Count

The health of your heart is strictly related to the quality of your blood. Different substances in your blood such as the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets dictate how well your heart behaves on a regular basis. That's why a complete blood count test is highly recommended to see if you're at risk for any heart disease in the future.

This panel also looks at your hematocrit, size of red blood cells, and other substances in your blood. Based on these preliminary results, you will know if you're generally safe when it comes to your heart or you need to do further investigations.

The Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel

This panel checks your lipids in greater detail. Apart from looking at the different types of cholesterol in your blood, it also checks the number of LDL particles, size, as well as pattern. The same tests are performed for your HDL cholesterol too.

Your lipids are tightly related to the health of your heart. You might need to take this advanced test panel if your basic lipid panel came back with slightly bad results. This complex panel will help you determine the nature of your heart problem and whether you need treatment for it or not.

What Are the Symptoms of Heart Problems?

Heart disease shows immediate signs in adults of all ages. Since your heart is probably the most important organ in your body, you shouldn't ignore the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain and shortness of breath - might signify atherosclerotic disease (aka thickening of blood vessels)
  • Pain in your extremities - numbness or pain in your legs, fingers, ears, and other body extremities might be related to heart problems
  • Racing heartbeat - if it happens occasionally, it can be a sign of tachycardia
  • Lightheadedness and dizziness - these symptoms are common in people with heart problems and high blood pressure
  • Fatigue and fainting sensations - might indicate a weak heart muscle

Pick Your Heart Test Today!

As you can see, doctors have devised a wide range of tests to determine how well your heart is performing. Remember to check your blood pressure and cholesterol every few weeks, exercise at least 3 times per week, and consume vegetables and fruits. From time to time, do a heart blood test as well to discover serious heart problems earlier on.

Based on the results that will come back from the lab, your doctor might suggest appropriate lifestyle changes to prevent life-threatening heart problems. But it all starts with you doing the right thing and ordering a test from the list below.