Heart Health Test
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Heart Health Test
Heart 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. Heart disease is preventable for many people, and understanding your risk is the first step in maintaining a healthy heart.
High LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides have been linked to a number of diseases, including heart attack, stroke, peripheral artery disease and atherosclerosis, high blood pressure (hypertension), and type II diabetes. 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) - we also measure other important markers for heart disease.
hs-CRP - Elevated CRP levels can indicate chronic low-grade inflammation which may be correlated with an increased risk for 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.
Who should take this test?
- 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
How It Works
- Order heart health test, a home collection test kit is delivered to your doorstep.
- The test order is reviewed by an independent physician.
- Complete simple blood spot sample collection.
- Mail back to our certified lab (pre-paid shipping label included).
- Receive your results on our secure platform within days.
What will my results tell me?
Your results will contain your personal levels of Total Cholesterol, HDL, Direct LDL, Triglycerides, HbA1c, and hs-CRP and whether they fall within a low, normal, or high range. It is widely known that variance between labs can occur for any marker. This happens for either dried blood spot or serum samples, and we have ensured that the variation seen is within acceptable ranges according to widely accepted and regulated lab standards. We always encourage sharing the results of your test with your healthcare provider.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
EverlyWell can provide suggestions for lifestyle changes to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle. As always, we encourage you to share your results with your doctor, who can provide more specific guidance on lifestyle changes.
- Weight Gain
- Increased Body Fat
- Elevated Blood Sugar
- Elevated Blood Pressure
- Elevated Cholesterol
- Kidney Disease
- Family History of Heart Disease