LIPID PROFILE & ANCILLARIES
Abnormalities in the lipid profile are a significant risk because
of their contribution to the development of atherosclerosis—
the deposition of fatty material on the inner wall of the arteries.
The incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) is rising at an alarming rate. CVD is the leading cause of mortality for both men and women in the United States; obesity, insulin resistance and DM2 significantly predispose individuals to developing CVD, yet these conditions are potentially avoidable.
If we are to make an impact on the serious health and economic consequences of these diseases, we need to identify risk early enough for people to make lifestyle modifications or seek medical help, and avoid becoming a part of the rising statistics.
An easy-to-do home collection bloodspot test for:
- High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP) Triglycerides
- Total Cholesterol, Low-Density Lipoproteins (LDL)
- Very-Low-Density Lipoproteins (VLDL)
- High-Density Lipoproteins (HDL)
- Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c)
Advantages of a Simple Blood Spot Test to Assess CardioMetabolic Risk
- A simple, almost painless finger stick provides the few drops of blood required, which are collected on the filter paper provided
- Convenient sample collection at home – no phlebotomist required
- Easy shipment of samples by regular mail for analysis – samples are stable for several weeks at room temperature
- Dried blood spots carry little infection risk – infectious agents, such as HIV, are inactivated when dry
- Excellent correlation with conventional venipuncture serum/plasma assays