Cardiac Screen* (Lipid Panel).

$51

This screen, also known as a lipid panel, is used to measure the following:

*Fasting required.


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Total Cholesterol*.

$13

A total cholesterol test is used to screen for the risk of developing heart disease. Adults should be tested at least once every 5 years, or more frequently if being treated for high cholesterol or have one or more risk factors for heart disease.
*Fasting required


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CRP (High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein).

$35

This high sensitivity blood CRP test is used to evaluate the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes. The test measures the levels of CRP in the blood to identify low-grade inflammation that can lead to heart disease.


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Still Have Questions?

What are lipids?

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Lipids are fats and fat‐like substances found in the bloodstream and stored in body tissues. Monitoring healthy levels of these lipids is very important to maintaining a good level of health.

How often should I have my cholesterol checked?

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Adults should be tested at least once every 5 years, or more frequently if being treated for high cholesterol or have one or more risk factors for heart disease. Children, teens, and young adults should be tested once between the ages of 9 and 11 and then again between the ages of 17 and 21.

Will the total cholesterol test tell me about my good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol levels?

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The total cholesterol test will only provide you with the total amount of cholesterol in your blood. If you would prefer a breakdown of your cholesterol levels, you will need to have a cardiac screen, also known as a lipid panel, performed.

What causes increased levels of CRP?

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C-reactive protein increases in the blood due to inflammation from infection or tissue injury, as well as following a heart attack, surgery, or trauma. Average to high risk levels of CRP in your blood may mean the lining of your arteries are inflamed and can occur even when cholesterol levels are within an acceptable range. This inflammation can lead to atherosclerosis, the narrowing and hardening of blood vessels due to build-up of cholesterol and other lipids, which is often associated with cardiovascular disease.

What’s the difference between a standard CRP test and a high sensitivity CRP test?

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The standard CRP test measures markedly high levels of the protein (from 10 to 1000 mg/L) to detect diseases that cause significant inflammation. A high sensitivity CRP test accurately detects lower levels of the protein than the standard CRP test and is used to evaluate individuals for risk of cardiovascular disease. It measures CRP in the range from 0.5 to 10 mg/L.