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Collection Method: Painless Arm Capillary Blood
5 Biomarkers Measured
For Men and Women ages 18+
This panel measures: Total Cholesterol, High-Density Lipoprotein, Low-Density Lipoprotein, Triglycerides, and high-sensitivity C-Reactive Protein.
Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States since the early 1900s. Many factors can lead to this condition; the most common and most avoidable is high cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood that is vital for our bodies when building healthy cells, but everything in life requires balance. While Cholesterol plays a key role in the creation of cell membranes, hormones, and vitamin D, high levels can turn this necessary compound into a death sentence.
Total Cholesterol: (TC) is the measure of all cholesterol found in your
bloodstream, including High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL). Your TC will help in identifying the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), along with other cardiovascular issues.
High-Density Lipoprotein: (HDL), more commonly known as “good” cholesterol, helps to remove forms of harmful cholesterol such as LDL. In fact, a higher level of HDL is linked to a lower risk of heart disease.
Low-Density Lipoprotein: A large majority of the cholesterol in your body is known as Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL). Too much LDL will cause a buildup of “plaque” along the walls of your blood vessels causing them to narrow which can lead to chest pains (angina) and eventually more serious cardiovascular complications. This is known as your “bad” cholesterol.
Triglycerides: (TG) are the most common type of fat found in the body. An abundance of TG leads to weight gain and can be caused by a consistent caloric surplus, specifically through glucose (sugar), excessive alcohol use, some medicines, various medical conditions including type 2 diabetes, and some genetic disorders.
high-sensitivity C-Reactive Protein: (hsCRP) is produced by the body as a result of inflamed blood-vessel walls. This can be useful to indicate cardiovascular health and help to identify any problems that may be present in your system.
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