Also Known As
Cholesterol and Triglyceride Test; Hyperlipidemia Testing; Lipid Panel; Lipid Profile; Lipoprotein/Cholesterol Analysis
The Purpose of a Cardiac Risk Profile Blood Test
If you’re concerned about your heart health, you’re not alone. Heart disease causes one in three deaths in the United States and is responsible for almost $1 billion a day in lost productivity and medical costs. So that means legions of Americans should be monitoring their cardiovascular health so they can take the appropriate preventive steps. This coronary risk panel is an essential tool that delivers important insights you can use to make smart and informed healthcare choices.
Lipid Panel with LDL/HDL Ratio (19543)
Lipoprotein (a) (34604)
C-Reactive Protein (cardiac CRP), High Sensitivity (120766)
Lipoprotein (a) (120188)
What Does the Cardiac Risk Profile Measure?
The coronary risk profile test measures the three different kinds of lipids found in the blood: LDL cholesterol (or “bad” cholesterol because it raises your risk of heart disease), HDL cholesterol (also called “good” cholesterol because it clears LDL cholesterol from the arteries), and triglycerides (fat that increases your risk of blocked arteries and blood vessels). This test also measures total cholesterol, which factors in all the types of cholesterol in your blood. These markers are important because there aren’t any symptoms associated with high cholesterol, so a blood test is the best way to get those numbers.
Who Should Take a Coronary Risk Profile Test?
You should take this test if you are concerned about heart disease and atherosclerosis, which is the narrowing and hardening of the arteries due to a buildup of cholesterol and plaque. This makes it harder for blood to pump through the heart and raises the risk of plaque breaking off, and the blockage could lead to a heart attack or stroke. The cardiac risk profile test is also recommended if you have a high risk of heart disease, such as a family history of this condition.
Coronary Risk Profile Blood Test Preparation
You will need to avoid eating for eight to 12 hours prior to giving your blood sample.
Coronary Risk Panel Results
Here are the optimal numbers for your cardiac risk profile results:
- HDL: 40 to 60 mg/dL or higher
- LDL: Under 130 mg/dL
- Total cholesterol: Under 200 mg/dL
- Triglycerides: 10 to 150 mg/dL
Need to know more about what your results mean for your well-being? Just reach out to Personalabs, and we can arrange a telehealth visit with one of our board-certified physicians to review your results and make recommendations for lifestyle changes or treatment plans.
Where Can I Get a Cardiac Risk Profile Blood Test Near Me?
Explore our comprehensive array of heart health tests, all readily available online for your convenience. When you want accurate results quickly, count on Personalabs. We’ve streamlined the ordering process to make it easy for you to get a coronary risk profile test or any of our 400-plus tests that you need:
Step 1: Check to make sure you don’t need a doctor’s approval before purchasing a test (based on the state where you live). Then buy your test and download the lab order (similar to the kind you’d receive from a doctor’s office).
Step 2: Find the lab closest to you from more than 4,000 Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics locations nationwide. Then schedule an appointment for your cardiac risk profile test.
Step 3: Bring the test order to the lab for your blood draw.
Step 4: Find your results in your private and secure Personalabs portal within 2 to 10 business days. (If you need results within a specific timeframe, contact us and we will work with your lab.)
Find the test that is right for you at Personalabs.