Cardiovascular Risk Blood Testing is crucial for any athlete, exercise enthusiast or anyone else who cares about their health, but isn’t quite sure whether their heart is healthy (no matter how healthy muscles or body fat might be).
Cardiovascular problems are a huge medical cost. Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and even in healthy individuals such as runners, cyclists, weightlifters and exercise enthusiasts, these problems can fly under the radar, which is why you often hear the sad story of a triathlete or marathoner who drops dead during a workout or race. This highlights the fact that active individuals are not immune from cardiovascular problems.
This Cardiovascular Risk blood testing panel looks far above and beyond standard lipid testing you might get from your physician to instead help identify any potential concerns directly related to the true health of your heart. It also identifies all the markers that have been shown to be beneficial for your cardiovascular system.
Because inflammation plays such a large role in the development of cardiovascular disease, this cardiovascular risk blood test also investigates your body’s levels of inflammatory markers such as homocysteine and c-reactive protein.
Panels included in the Cardiovascular Risk Blood Testing package include:
- Standard Lipid Panel
- Apolipoprotein B
- C-Reactive Protein
- Lipid particle number
- Lipid particle size
- Lipid particle risk
The process of testing is very easy. After you order, you’ll be given complete instructions to print your test instructions and simply bring to a lab and hand to a lab technician – along with easy-to-understand directions to find a lab in your area to have your test easily performed. Within just a few days, you’ll get the results sent to you, along with easy instructions for interpretation!
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