The Cardio Check Profile is an advanced blood assessment of lipids and cardiometabolic analytes providing insight regarding independent risk.
Combining the best of conventional and functional laboratory biomarkers, the profile evaluates cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as well as targeted apolipoproteins, important ratios, high sensitivity CRP, and homocysteine. This test allows for a broader look at a person’s cardiac health to develop targeted nutritionally therapeutic strategies.
Recommendations for cardiac screening with a standard lipid panel varies between expert organizations, with some recommending screening as early as 20 years old. Patients with one or more risk factors may have more frequent screening and have their first test at a younger age.
These risk factors include: increasing age, family history of cardiovascular disease, previously reported high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or prediabetes, overweight or obesity, smoking cigarettes, unhealthy diet, and lack of consistent exercise.
The standard lipid panel is often the only laboratory markers a clinician will order to assess cardiovascular risk. The Cardio Check offers both conventional and functional laboratory biomarkers for a more complete picture of risk to guide therapeutic strategies.
NOTE: Vitalife is a functional nutritional wellness center. Vitalife does NOT treat heart disease. If any markers on the report are out of range, it is recommended that you take your results to a specialist. We will do our best to provide nutritional therapies to support optimal cardio health and always push for proper diet and exercise.
LDL-C (low density lipoprotein) – the form of cholesterol that can deposit in plaques (“bad cholesterol”) and is the primary target of cholesterol-lowering therapy
HDL-C (high density lipoprotein) promotes reverse cholesterol transport, carrying LDL cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver to be excreted as bile (“good cholesterol”)
Triglycerides (TG) are the most common type of fat in the body and store excess energy from the diet – well-established marker of CVD risk
Total Cholesterol (TC) includes LDL, VLDL, and HDL cholesterol and levels correlate with atherosclerotic CVD
Multiple epidemiological studies have shown that lipoprotein ratios have a greater correlation with CVD and are better predictors than individual lipid measurements
Apo A-1 is the main structural component of HDL and assists in reverse cholesterol transport (HDL is “good cholesterol”)
Apo B is the main component of atherogenic lipoprotein particles, i.e. LDL, Lp(a), and others; Apo B is a stronger indicator of atherogenicity than LDL-C alone
Apo B/Apo A-1 Ratio has been shown in multiple studies to have a higher predictive ability for metabolic syndrome, CVD, obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, MI, and early atherosclerosis as compared to standard lipid evaluations
Lp(a) is a type of lipoprotein that is primarily genetically determined and causes damage via inflammation and oxidative stress
hsCRP is an inflammatory marker
Homocysteine is part of the methylation pathway and is toxic to the endothelium contributing to damage and atherosclerosis
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While we cannot accept insurance, we do accept HSA and FSA payments.
$75 per month