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Advanced Heart Disease Risk Blood Test
Advanced Heart Disease Risk Blood Test
Advanced Heart Disease Risk Blood Test
Advanced Heart Disease Risk Blood Test
Advanced Heart Disease Risk Blood Test

Advanced Heart Disease Risk Blood Test

This test looks at your risk factors for heart disease including cholesterol and inflammation as well as your levels of alpolipoproteins A and B, markers which can give further information about your risk.
Blood sample 11 biomarkers included 4 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Cholesterol Status
  • Inflammation

Cholesterol Status (10 Biomarkers)

Inflammation (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

CRP levels can be affected by infection, inflammation, and illness. If you are taking this test because you have recently developed symptoms or they are worsening you should discuss these with your doctor. We suggest taking your test when any short-term change in your symptoms have settled. Fasting is optional for this test. Eating fatty foods might affect the results of a small number of blood tests so we may advise a retest when you are fasted. If you are interested in your triglyceride, LDL or omega 3 levels, then we do recommend fasting. Do not eat for 12 hours prior to your test. Drink plenty of water, if you take medication then you are allowed to take it as you would normally.
Formerly known as Heart Disease Risk Check Plus Blood Test.

Everybody has a different level of risk of developing heart disease. This is based on your general health, lifestyle and if you have a family history of the disease. This check looks at important risk factors factors that may lead to heart disease in the future. It measures your cholesterol, specifically, your ratio of HDL (good) cholesterol to LDL (bad) cholesterol. A high ratio (above 20%) is protective against heart disease.

Triglycerides are a measure of the actual fat in your blood and High Sensitivity C Reactive Protein is a marker for inflammation in the body. High LDL cholesterol coupled with inflamed arteries is thought to be a dangerous combination, which can lead to deposits of plaque on artery walls.

Lipoprotein (a) is a genetic variation of LDL (bad) cholesterol. A high level of Lp(a) is a significant risk factor for the premature development of fatty deposits in arteries. Apolipoproteins (Apo's) are the proteins which attach themselves to the fats in our blood. High levels of Apo A appears to be protective against heart disease, whereas high levels of Apo B is represents a higher risk of heart disease.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You want to assess your risk of heart disease
  • You have a family history of heart disease
  • You are worried your lifestyle might put you at an increased risk of heart disease
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.