Cardio IQ Tests

Have you heard of the Cardio IQ test and want to know more about it and if you should get tested?  There are a group of important Cardio IQ blood tests to select from -- each with its specific value to identify the health of your cardiovascular system. Learn about the health benefits with Ulta Lab Tests.


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Advanced Lipid Panel, Cardio IQ

 

Includes

Cardio IQ® Cholesterol, Total; Cardio IQ® HDL Cholesterol; Cardio IQ® Triglycerides; Cardio IQ® Non-HDL and Calculated Components; Cardio IQ® Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility; Cardio IQ® Apolipoprotein B; Cardio IQ® Lipoprotein (a)

If Triglyceride is >400 mg/dL, Cardio IQ® Direct LDL will be performed at an additional charge


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

  • 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.

  • CARDIO IQ(R) LP PLA2 ACTIVITY
  • hs-CRP, Cardio IQ™
  • Lipid Panel, Cardio IQ™
  • Lipoprotein (a), Cardio IQ™
  • Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility, Cardio IQ™

Cardio IQ® ASCVD Risk Panel with Score 

This panel provides the 10-year and lifetime risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) using lipid results with anthropomorphic data and family history. 
The ASCVD risk assessment is recommended in the 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults.

IMPORTANT: For risk calculations to be performed, the following patient-specific information must be provided and recorded at the time of specimen collection:

  • Age: Years 
  • Gender: M (for male) or F (for female) 
  • Height Feet: Feet 
  • Height Inches: Inches 
  • Weight: lbs 
  • Race-African American: Y (for yes) or N (for no) 
  • Systolic Blood Pressure: mmHg
  • Diastolic Blood Pressure: mmHg
  • Treatment for High B.P.: Y (for yes) or N (for no) 
  • Diabetes Status: Y (for yes) or N (for no)
  • Parental History of Diab: Y (for yes) or N (for no) 
  • Smoking Status: Y (for Yes) or N (for no)

 

 


Cardio IQ® Diabetes and ASCVD Risk Panel with Scores - Includes:  Cardio IQ® Glucose; Cardio IQ® Hemoglobin A1c; Cardio IQ® Cholesterol, Total; Cardio IQ® HDL Cholesterol; Cardio IQ® Triglycerides; Cardio IQ® Non-HDL and Calculated Components; Cardio IQ® Risks and Personal Factors

If Triglyceride is >400 mg/dL, Cardio IQ® Direct LDL will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83721).

Clinical Significance

The increasing prevalence of obesity has led to an epidemic of diabetes mellitus and related complications, including ASCVD. Prediction of the risk of ASCVD and of developing diabetes in the Cardio IQ® lab report will simplify and improve the communication of those risks to patients.

This panel provides the 10-year and lifetime risk of ASCVD events and the 8-year risk of developing diabetes. The lipid panel results will aid in the assessment of ASCVD. Assessment of 10-year risk of a first atherosclerotic cardiovascular (ASCVD) event is recommended by the 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults. These guidelines recommend initiating statin therapy based on 10-year ASCVD risk score. Assessment of 8-year risk of developing diabetes mellitus is based on laboratory test results with anthropomorphic data and family history. This algorithm was developed in the Framingham cohort, and is intended to aid in the identification of patients at risk for developing diabetes, permitting pharmacological or lifestyle interventions.

IMPORTANT: For risk calculations to be performed, the following patient-specific information must be provided and recorded at the time of specimen collection:

  • Age: Years 
  • Gender: M (for male) or F (for female) 
  • Height Feet: Feet 
  • Height Inches: Inches 
  • Weight: lbs 
  • Race-African American: Y (for yes) or N (for no) 
  • Systolic Blood Pressure: mmHg
  • Diastolic Blood Pressure: mmHg
  • Treatment for High B.P.: Y (for yes) or N (for no) 
  • Diabetes Status: Y (for yes) or N (for no)
  • Parental History of Diab: Y (for yes) or N (for no) 
  • Smoking Status: Y (for Yes) or N (for no)

  • Apolipoprotein A-1, Cardio IQ™
  • Cardio IQ(R) Homocysteine
  • CARDIO IQ(R) LP PLA2 ACTIVITY
  • hs-CRP, Cardio IQ™
  • Lipid Panel, Cardio IQ™
  • Lipoprotein (a), Cardio IQ™
  • Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility, Cardio IQ™
  • Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids, Plasma

 


  • Apolipoprotein A-1, Cardio IQ™
  • Cardio IQ(R) Homocysteine
  • CARDIO IQ(R) LP PLA2 ACTIVITY
  • Fibrinogen Antigen, Nephelometry, Cardio IQ™
  • hs-CRP, Cardio IQ™
  • Lipid Panel, Cardio IQ™
  • Lipoprotein (a), Cardio IQ™
  • Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility, Cardio IQ™
  • Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids, Plasma

  • Apolipoprotein A-1, Cardio IQ™
  • Cardio IQ(R) Homocysteine
  • CARDIO IQ(R) LP PLA2 ACTIVITY
  • CARDIO IQ(R) MYELOPEROXIDASE (MPO)
  • hs-CRP, Cardio IQ™
  • Lipid Panel, Cardio IQ™
  • Lipoprotein (a), Cardio IQ™
  • Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility, Cardio IQ™
  • Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids, Plasma

  • Apolipoprotein A-1, Cardio IQ™
  • Cardio IQ(R) Homocysteine
  • CARDIO IQ(R) LP PLA2 ACTIVITY
  • CARDIO IQ(R) MYELOPEROXIDASE (MPO)
  • Fibrinogen Antigen, Nephelometry, Cardio IQ™
  • hs-CRP, Cardio IQ™
  • Lipid Panel, Cardio IQ™
  • Lipoprotein (a), Cardio IQ™
  • Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility, Cardio IQ™
  • Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids, Plasma

This test will aid physicians in the assessment of risk of atrial fibrilation and cardioembolic stroke.

This test will aid in the assessment of risk associated with myocardial infarction (MI), especially before age 50 in males and age 60 in females.

This test determines the subtypes of apoe which will aid in the risk assessment of corornary heart disease (CHD) and hyperlipoproteinemia.

Apolipoprotein A1 is the primary protein associated with HDL cholesterol. Like HDL cholesterol, increased concentrations are associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

There are two major forms of Apolipoprotein B, B-100 and B-48. B-100, synthesized in the liver, is the major protein in VLDL, IDL, and LDL cholesterol. B-48, synthesized in the intestines, is essential for the assembly and secretion of chylomicrons. Patients with increased concentrations of Apolipoprotein B are at increased risk of atherosclerosis.

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.

Total serum cholesterol analysis is useful in the diagnosis of hyperlipoproteinemia, atherosclerosis, hepatic and thyroid diseases.

This test detects variants in the CYP2C19 gene leading to altered enzyme activity and may require alternative treatments or altered drug dosage of a drug metabolized by CYP2C19 for optimal therapeutic response.

LDL Cholesterol is referred to as the "bad" cholesterol. Interpretive ranges are based on the guidelines of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP).

Low levels of fibrinogen are associated with bleeding most commonly secondary to liver disease or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Fibrinogen is an acute phase reactant and thus elevated levels may be associated with inflammation. Increased concentrations are also associated with increased risk of atherosclerosis.

HDL Cholesterol is inversely related to the risk for cardiovascular disease. It increases following regular exercise, moderate alcohol consumption and with oral estrogen therapy. Decreased levels are associated with obesity, stress, cigarette smoking and diabetes mellitus.

To assist with control of blood glucose levels, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recommended glycated hemoglobin testing (HbA1c) twice a year for patients with stable glycemia, and quarterly for patients with poor glucose control. Interpretive ranges are based on ADA guidelines

An elevated concentration of Homocysteine is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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Insulin is useful in diagnosing hyperinsulinemia in hypoglycemic patients. Hyperinsulinemia may be due to an insulin-producing tumor (insulinoma), syndrome of insulin resistance, or persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy.

This test detects a gene variant associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) risk and such CHD event can be reduced from atorvastatin and pravastatin therapy.


Did you know that almost half of all American adults have some form of cardiovascular ailment?

report was published in 2019 by the Journal of the American Heart Association.

In the 2019 report, it was revealed that 121.1 million adults in America (48% of the 2019 numbers) have cardiovascular ailments.

With this being the case, it makes sense to take the necessary precautions to protect your health.

And one of the best ways to do that is by having your blood tested with cardio IQ testing.

If you're interested in learning more about cardio IQ lab tests to evaluate the health of your cardiovascular system, keep reading.

We will provide you with an overview of the available tests to help you know about your heart and provide insights into your health.

What Is Cardio IQ Testing?

Cardio IQ testing is essentially a testing procedure used to assess the LDL particles in your body to measure the likelihood of heart disease. Clinicians then use this detailed data to create a more efficient and customized treatment for patients.

Furthermore, this type of blood test makes diagnostics much more accurate and precise than they would have been otherwise.

Think of this kind of testing as an overview -- the big picture, if you will -- of the condition of your overall cardiovascular health and wellbeing.

It can both save and extend your life by finding indicators of certain ailments (heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.).

The Benefits of Cardio IQ Testing Lab Testing

A cardio IQ advanced lipid panel test can provide many advantages. You could benefit from one immensely as it offers a more detailed analysis of your working cardiovascular system.

This will give way to greater protection against any potential cardiovascular diseases (CVD) that you may currently be unaware of. 

The importance of this cannot be understated. Every year, heart disease takes the lives of about 8 times the number of women who have breast cancer and 15 times the number of men who have prostate cancer.

In addition to that, a new study uncovered an interesting finding.

Almost 75% of people who were emitted to the hospital following a heart attack displayed no signs of being at risk for one.

Blood tests can help with avoiding such events from happening before it's too late. Then adjustments to lifestyle can be made preemptively to prevent such occurrences from taking place.

But that's not all a cardio IQ test can help you prevent. Here are a few more examples of avoidances to keep in mind:

  • High blood pressure
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Cardiometabolic risk
  • Low HDL (high-density lipoproteins)
  • High triglycerides
  • Diabetes

It's suggested that you should try fasting for 9 to 12 hours before having your blood drawn.

The cardio IQ test record will reveal a detailed assessment of any cardiovascular dangers. This is what will enable physicians to do a better job with their diagnostics.

Physicians can be more accurate with their suggestions. And as a result, prescribe the perfect treatments and proper resources to help you reduce any budding cardiovascular ailments.

Cardio IQ Tests

There are a group of important Cardio IQ blood tests to select from -- each with its specific value to identify the health of your cardiovascular system.

Here is a list of the Cardio IQ tests you should consider:

Cardio IQ Lipid Panel

This is undoubtedly the most common and repeated Lipid Panel. Elements include the factors useful in the detection of patients who have hyperlipidemia.

Cardio IQ Lipoprotein (A)

Higher amounts of LPA are connected with the enhanced danger of coronary heart disease.

Cardio IQ Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility

There seems to be a strong connection between a heightened danger of untimely heart disease with a reduced amount of low-density lipoprotein particles. Ion Mobility provides a direct assessment of LDL particle size.

Cardio IQ Apolipoprotein A-1

Apolipoprotein A1 is the main protein connected with high-density lipoproteins (HDL). Similar to HDL cholesterol, enhanced concentrations are connected with lower dangers of cardiovascular ailments.

Cardio IQ Apolipoprotein B

As it pertains to Apolipoprotein B, two main forms can be found, B-48 and B-100. B-100, arranged and manufactured in the liver, is the main protein of very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL), intermediate-density lipoprotein (IDL), as well as low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Cardio IQ Apolipoprotein Evaluation

The primary protein that is associated with HDL cholesterol is Apolipoprotein A1. The dominant protein connected with lipid particles as well as HDL cholesterol is Apolipoprotein B-100.

The percentages of the two apolipoproteins connect with the danger of cardiovascular ailments.

Cardio IQ Cholesterol, Total

Total serum cholesterol examination is handy in the prognosis of hyperlipoproteinemia, thyroid ailments, etc.

Cardio IQ Direct LDL

Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is known as "bad" cholesterol. Different ranges of its risk are based on the guidelines that are supplied by the NCEP (National Cholesterol Education Program).

Cardio IQ Fibrinogen Antigen, Nephelometry

Lower amounts of fibrinogen are associated with bleeding, commonly second to liver disease or DIC (Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation).

Cardio IQ HDL Cholesterol

High-density lipoprotein cholesterol ("good cholesterol") correlates to the danger of cardiovascular diseases. It elevates with regular exercise, medium alcohol intake, and with oral estrogen treatment.

Lowered levels occur with obesity, distress, as well as the smoking of cigarettes and diabetes.

Cardio IQ Hemoglobin A1c

To help with blood glucose regulation, the ADA (American Diabetes Association) has suggested hemoglobin A1c testing (HbA1c) two times annually for those who suffer from glycemia and then quarterly for those with bad glucose levels.

Cardio IQ Homocysteine

higher amount of homocysteine is an unhampered factor in cardiovascular ailments.

Cardio IQ hs-CRP

The Cardio IQ hs-CRP test is very accurate in foreseeing the risks and potential of cardiovascular ailments.

Cardio IQ Insulin

This insulin test is used to identify hyperinsulinemia in individuals. The effects of hyperinsulinemia might be due to a tumor producing insulin (insulinoma), a syndrome caused by insulin resistance.

Cardio IQ CYP2C19 Genotype

Genotype tests can discover different variations in the CYP2C19 gene in the segment of DNA, leading to changed enzyme acts. Additionally, it may need other treatments or an amount of medication to achieve therapeutic levels.

Cardio IQ 4q25-AF Risk Genotype

This is a test that will assist physicians in measuring the risk for AFib (atrial fibrillation) and stroke. As many as 8 cardiovascular-connected genetic tests can be done on a single person.

Cardio IQ 9p21 Genotype

This is a test that will help measure risk connected with MI (Myocardial Infarction). It will be especially effective in males below the age of 50 and females below the age of 60.

Cardio IQ ApoE Genotype

This test is used to determine isotypes of ApoE, which will assist with the measurement of CHD (Coronary Herat Disease) as well as hyperlipoproteinemia.

Cardio IQ KIF6 Genotype

This is a test that will find and uncover variants of genes connected with an enhanced danger of CHD (Coronary Heart Disease).

Frequently Asked Questions About Cardio IQ Testing

When it comes to a complex subject such as cardio IQ testing, no matter how much we cover, there will be questions left unanswered. So here are a few frequently asked questions that you may have:

What Exactly Is a Cardio Test Panel?

The test panel is important because it works to assess a multitude of markers as well as lipid subfractions. This can be helpful for finding ailments sooner and more efficiently.

It helps to provide a broader and more complete assessment of dyslipidemia as well as a cardiovascular risk than the traditional lipid panel provides.

Why Is the Test Panel so Important?

The test panel assesses the quality level of a person's lipid markers as well as apolipoprotein B, in addition to the lipoprotein particle numbers and sizes.

This then makes it much easier to provide a more detailed measurement of the general cardiac risk.

Does It Take a Long Time to Receive the Results?

It can take around 1 to 2 business days to receive the results of Cardio IQ tests.

Benefits of CARDIO IQ Lab Testing With Ulta Lab Tests

Ulta Lab Tests offers highly accurate and reliable tests so that you can make informed decisions about your health. Here are a few great things to love about Ulta Lab Tests:

  • You'll get secure and confidential results.
  • You don't need health insurance.
  • You don't need a physician's referral
  • You'll get affordable pricing
  • We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee

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