Measure key levels for evaluating heart disease and diabetes risk
Heart Health Test
This at-home lab test is for anyone interested in a more comprehensive look at heart health and preventing heart disease.
Measures Total Cholesterol, HDL, Calculated LDL, Triglycerides, hs-CRP and HbA1c
Finger prick sample collection
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This test measures your total cholesterol, HDL, calculated LDL, triglycerides, hs-CRP, and HbA1c levels
Do you have certain risk factors for heart disease, such as increased body fat, weight changes, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, or personal or family history of heart disease?
- Elevated Cholesterol
- Elevated Blood Sugar
- Elevated Blood Pressure
- Increased body fat
- Changes in weight
- Personal History of Heart Disease or Diabetes
- Family History of Heart Disease or Diabetes
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Kidney disease
Everything you need to understand your results
- Pre-paid shipping both ways
- All materials for sample collection and shipping back to the lab
- Detailed directions and an instructional video to guide you
- Help along the way from our customer care team
- Digital and printable results
- Watch a recorded educational session led by a healthcare professional
Understanding Heart Disease Risk: Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Blood Sugar, and Inflammation
Heart disease (also known as cardiovascular disease), including coronary artery disease, heart attack, and congestive heart failure, is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. Cardiovascular disease is preventable for many people, and understanding the different risk factors is the first step in maintaining a healthy heart muscle. Heart screening via measurements of cholesterol and other markers can help shed light on one's risk factors.
High LDL cholesterol and triglycerides have been linked to a number of diseases, such as coronary heart disease (including heart attack), stroke, peripheral artery disease and atherosclerosis, high blood pressure (hypertension), and type II diabetes. Because LDL cholesterol can trigger the formation of plaque and damage the heart's arteries (or coronary arteries), controlling your blood cholesterol levels can be key to reducing your risk for these disorders.
Not only do we measure your Lipids (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides), but we also measure other important markers for cardiovascular disease.
hs-CRP - Elevated CRP levels can indicate chronic low-grade inflammation which may be correlated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease.
HbA1c - HbA1c levels are considered to be a good measure of your 90-day glucose levels and do not vary as much day-to-day as your standard glucose marker. HbA1c measurements are not a substitute for measuring daily glucose if your doctor has prescribed that you do so. High HbA1c levels are widely considered to be indicative that you either have, or have an elevated risk for developing, type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a significant risk factor for heart disease.
Is this a heart test?
The Everlywell Heart Health Test is not a heart scan or some other kind of heart test; instead, this at-home test can help identify or monitor certain risk factors associated with heart disease, such as elevated LDL cholesterol levels.
(Heart tests typically refer to specific forms of cardiac testing a cardiologist or other specialist might carry out in certain clinical contexts. Examples include echocardiograms, CT scans, and exercise stress tests—which may help a healthcare professional better understand someone's abnormal heart rhythm and heart rate.)
If you’re wondering how to test for heart disease risk or how to check heart health at home, the Everlywell Heart Health Test can be a great place to start—but be sure you share your results with your healthcare provider to better understand your specific risk for developing heart disease.
Consider taking this test if you...
- Take cholesterol medication
- Have a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease
- Have a personal or family history of Type 2 Diabetes
- Are overweight
- Drink alcohol frequently
- Don't exercise
When it comes to heart health, it’s important to check triglyceride and cholesterol levels (the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guidelines recommend cholesterol screening in healthy adults ages 20 and older every 4-6 years), and testing HbA1c and hs-CRP levels can provide more information about your heart’s health. This test allows you to check several different key indicators of risk for heart disease—all from the convenience of home.
Everlywell can provide suggestions to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle with our heart health home lab testing. As always, we encourage you to share your results with your doctor, who can provide more specific guidance on lifestyle changes.