Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel Plus & Inflammation Test in Avon, Connecticut
The Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel Plus & Inflammation panel contains 6 tests with 18 biomarkers.
Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel Plus and Inflammation Panel
Measuring Lipid Subclasses using Ion Mobility
The way most doctors test for heart disease is with a lipid panel. It helps detect what HDL (good) and LDL (bad) cholesterol are, so hopefully you can reduce your risk of a possible cardiac event such as a heart attack. Nearly half of all heart attack patients were found to have no prior risk which would indicate they were heading toward an attack.
Quest Diagnostics offers advanced cardiovascular tests that help provide a more accurate and individualized picture of risk. The tests look beyond just HDL and LDL cholesterol to identify undiagnosed (or additional) risk.
These advanced cardiovascular tests, along with your lipid panel, will provide more information that you and your doctor can use to understand your complete cardiovascular health.
Lipid Subclasses as measured by Ion Mobility Technology
Knowing what particles make up your LDL and HDL cholesterol may be important. Ion Mobility Technology provides subclass separation that will allow your healthcare provider to identify your cardiovascular risk over time. Following the change in your lipid profile as you respond to diet, exercise and possible medication to reduce your cardiovascular risk is important. Ion Mobility provides the opportunity to determine if treatment is working and if not, optimize the aggressiveness of therapy to hopefully make a difference that can be seen in the Ion Mobility measurement and graphical representation of your LDL and HDL particles.
Cardio IQ™ Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility
Cardio IQ™ Lipid Panel
Cardio IQ™ Direct LDL
Cardio IQ™ Apolipoprotein Evaluation
Cardio IQ™ Lipoprotein (A)
Apo B is a direct measurement of the number of lipoprotein particles, including LDL (“bad cholesterol”), IDL, and VLDL
A high Apo B number indicates increased risk for heart disease
Certain medications, improved eating habits, increased physical activity, and loss of body fat are some ways to
improve Apo B
Lipoprotein (A) - Lp(a)
High levels of Lp(a) are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke
Lp(a) levels may be influenced by genetics. Diet and exercise have limited to no effect on lowering Lp(a); however, certain
medications can lower levels
Cardio IQ® Apolipoprotein Evaluation - (APOLIPOPROTEIN A1, APOLIPOPROTEIN B and APOLIPOPROTEIN B/A1 RATIO)
Apolipoprotein A1 is the primary protein associated with HDL cholesterol. Like HDL cholesterol, increased concentrations are associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Apolipoprotein B-100 is the primary protein associated with LDL cholesterol and other lipid particles. Like LDL cholesterol, increased concentrations are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The ratio of these two apolipoproteins correlates with risk of cardiovascular disease.
High levels of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) indicate inflammation due to infection or tissue injury
Modestly elevated CRP levels may be associated with increased heart disease risk. If both CRP and Lp-PLA2 levels are
high, your risk for a heart attack or stroke increases significantly
Certain medications and food may have anti-inflammatory benefits
High levels of Lp-PLA2 can predict risk of a heart attack or stroke
When both Lp-PLA2 levels and systolic blood pressure are high, stroke risk increases significantly
Also known as: Apolipoprotein Evaluation, Apolipoprotein Evaluation Cardio IQ, Cardio IQ Apolipoprotein Evaluation
Apolipoprotein B/A1 Ratio
Direct LDL, Cardio IQ™ #91723 (1 Biomarkers)
Also known as: Cardio IQ Direct LDL , Direct LDL Cardio IQ
The test for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is used as part of a lipid profile to predict an individual's risk of developing heart disease. The LDL cholesterol is considered the most important form in determining risk of heart disease. LDL values amy be used to monitor levels after the start of diet or exercise programs or to determine whether or not prescribing one of the lipid-lowering drugs, such as statins, would be useful.
hs-CRP, Cardio IQ™ #91737 (1 Biomarkers)
Also known as: Cardio IQ hs-CRP , hsCRP Cardio IQ
A high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) test may be used by itself, in combination with other cardiac risk markers, or in combination with a lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) test that evaluates vascular inflammation. The hs-CRP test accurately detects low concentrations of C-reactive protein to help predict a healthy person's risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). High-sensitivity CRP is promoted by some as a test for determining a person's risk level for CVD, heart attacks, and strokes. The current thinking is that hs-CRP can play a role in the evaluation process before a person develops one of these health problems.
Lipid Panel, Cardio IQ™ #91716 (6 Biomarkers)
Also known as: Cardio IQ Lipid Panel, Lipid Panel Cardio IQ, Lipids
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can combine with other substances in the blood and stick to the walls of your arteries. This is called plaque. Plaque can narrow your arteries or even block them. High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart disease. Your cholesterol levels tend to rise as you get older. There are usually no signs or symptoms that you have high blood cholesterol, but it can be detected with a blood test. You are likely to have high cholesterol if members of your family have it, if you are overweight or if you eat a lot of fatty foods. You can lower your cholesterol by exercising more and eating more fruits and vegetables. You also may need to take medicine to lower your cholesterol.
Non HDL Cholesterol
Triglycerides are a form of fat and a major source of energy for the body. This test measures the amount of triglycerides in the blood.
Most triglycerides are found in fat (adipose) tissue, but some triglycerides circulate in the blood to provide fuel for muscles to work. After a person eats, an increased level of triglycerides is found in the blood as the body converts the energy not needed right away into fat. Triglycerides move via the blood from the gut to adipose tissue for storage. In between meals, triglycerides are released from fat tissue to be used as an energy source for the body. Most triglycerides are carried in the blood by lipoproteins called very low density lipoproteins (VLDL).
High levels of triglycerides in the blood are associated with an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), although the reason for this is not well understood. Certain factors can contribute to high triglyceride levels and to risk of CVD, including lack of exercise, being overweight, smoking cigarettes, consuming excess alcohol, and medical conditions such as diabetes and kidney disease.
Lipoprotein (a), Cardio IQ™ #91729 (1 Biomarkers)
Also known as: Cardio IQ Lipoprotein (a), Lipoprotein a Cardio IQ
Lipoprotein-a, or Lp(a) are molecules made of proteins and fat. They carry cholesterol and similar substances through the blood. A high level of Lp(a) is considered a risk factor for heart disease. High levels of lipoproteins can increase the risk of heart disease. The test is done to check your risk of atherosclerosis, stroke, and heart attack.
Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility, Cardio IQ™ #91604 (6 Biomarkers)
Also known as: Ion Mobility, Cardio IQ Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility , HDL Subfractions, IDL Subfractions, LDL Subfractions, Lipoprotein Fraction, Lipoprotein Fractionation, Lipoprotein Fractionation Ion Mobility Cardio IQ, Quest Diagnostics has replaced the VAP® Cholesterol Test with Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility, Cardio IQ™ test