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PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test

PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test


This test detects the build-up of plaque on arterial walls and subsequently checks your heart disease risk by measuring the Lp-PLA2 enzyme in your blood.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included Results estimated in 3 working days from sample receipt at lab
PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test
PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test
PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test
PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test
PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Cholesterol Status

Cholesterol Status (1 Biomarker)

From the expert

Most people who have heart attacks or strokes have no warning signs beforehand so assessing risk factors for cardiovascular health can be very important. While testing for cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood can identify some risk factors, many people who have "normal" levels of cholesterol still go on to suffer heart attacks or strokes. By testing for the enzyme Lp-PLA2 you can build a better picture of whether there is plaque build-up in your arteries which raises your risk of a cardiovascular event.

Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is an enzyme that plays a role in the inflammation of blood vessels and is thought to increase the risk of rupture of plaque deposits on the artery walls. This test measures the amount of Lp-PLA2 in the blood.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

Why take this test?

  • You want to assess your risk of heart disease
  • You want to see how your diet and lifestyle is affecting your health
  • You have an increased risk of heart disease due to family history, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes
  • You have had a high cholesterol result and want to investigate further

Laboratories you can trust

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

Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

Expert advice with your results

Get trusted advice and comments from one of our doctors based on your results.

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Your personal health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help
Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.


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.