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CardioMetabolic Testing

CardioMetabolic testing includes a broad set of tests that provides detailed insight into your cardiovascular health by defining your true risk for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and vascular inflammation which in turn breeds disease throughout the body.  

These tests will help you understand how cardiovascular disease isn't just caused by one single factor, but rather a constellation of factors that contributes toward the development of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and inflammation. These are factors that can be controlled and changed. 

Just simply testing cholesterol alone is outdated and completely uninformative as a screening tool for cardiovascular disease.  The CardioMetabolic panel of tests will arm you with extensive insight into your health.  Test, don't guess!

Heart disease can strike anyone, even extremely fit athletes.  These tests will provide you with detailed information regarding the extent to which heart disease, or its beginnings, may be present. You can then use this information to take preventive action if needed, or assurance that you're on the right track.  

Key components of the CardioMetabolic Test include:

  • Lipoprotein Fractionation   

  • Lipoprotein Particle Numbers

  • Total Cholesterol

  • HDL Cholesterol

  • LDL Cholesterol

  • Triglycerides

  • Homocysteine

  • Lipoprotein (a)

  • Apolipoprotein A-1

  • Apolipoprotein B

  • OmegaCheck

  • CardioMetabolic Risk Assessment

  • Type 2 Diabetes Assessment

  • Estimated Average Glucose (eAG)

  • Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR)

Part of the CardioMetabolic panel includes pre-Diabetes testing.  These tests identify metabolic abnormalities that can lead to Type 2 diabetes.  Pre-diabetes is a common condition wherein the body cannot metabolize carbohydrate foods properly, resulting in impaired blood glucose control, which in turn can progress to diabetes if not properly addressed through diet and lifestyle changes. See Page 5 of the sample report below. 

  • Insulin

  • Glucose

  • HemoglobinA1c

  • C-peptide

  • Adiponectin

  • Leptin

  • hs-CRP

  • Triglycerides

  • HDL Cholesterol

Additionally, the CardioMetabolic Panel includes a very detailed picture of the cholesterol in your body with the Lipoprotein Particle Profile.  See pages 3-4 of the sample report below.

Historically, cholesterol testing has been limited to total cholesterol, LDL ("bad" cholesterol) and HDL ("good" cholesterol).  The Lipoprotein Particle Testing portion of the CardioMetabolic test is an advanced method that measures the density and number of lipoprotein particles. These molecules tell us how likely your body is to store cholesterol, and the test actually counts each cholesterol particle in your sample - traditional cholesterol testing only provides a gross estimate. 

Measuring the lipoprotein subgroups is the only way to evaluate new risk factors, which is crucial for an accurate assessment of cardiovascular risk!

There is a huge amount of invaluable insight into this test.  It's a lot of information that will be explained in easy to understand detail during our Report of Findings visit. 

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