Knowing and lowering your cholesterol is not necessarily enough to stave off heart disease. Life Extension® has identified 17 distinct heart disease risk factors (many of which are ignored by mainstream medicine) … and offers blood test assessments for them. These tests can help you and your doctor better assess your risk status and optimize your treatment plan.
Heart health blood tests include:
Advanced Cholesterol Testing
Testing for inflammatory markers like homocysteine and C-reactive protein
APO A-1 Test (the new HDL)
And a fibrinogen (blood clot factor) test
Take charge of your heart health now! Review the specific blood tests listed below. Then add them to your order cart today. Get proactive … and live healthier longer.
Apolipoprotein A1 Apo A1 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC016873
The Apolipoprotein A-1 blood test is used to evaluate survival rate or risk factors for individuals with past heart attacks and peripheral vascular diseases. Apo A-1 recycles cholesterol from the tissues back to the liver for fu... more details
Apolipoprotein Assessment Apo A1 B Ratio Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC216010
The Apolipoprotein A-1 blood test is used to evaluate survival rate or risk factors for individuals with past heart attacks and peripheral vascular diseases. Apo A-1 recycles cholesterol from the tissues back to the liver for further... more details
B Type Natriuretic Peptide Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC140889 B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a small protein secreted by the ventricles of the heart in response to excessive stretching of the heart muscles cells (myocytes). BNP is secreted into the blood when your heart is working hard. The l... more details
C Reactive Protein CRP Cardiac Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC120766
The C-Reactive Protein (CRP) blood test measures the level of systemic inflammation. Life Extension® believes that inflammation is the common denominator of all chronic age-related diseases. Uncontrolled systemic inflammation places ... more details
Cardiac PLUS Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC100008
Are you at risk for heart disease? Although the traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease — such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity — are important, they don’t always tell the whole story.
Life Ex... more details
Coagulation Thrombotic Risk Panel Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC329552
This panel includes:
PT/PTT with INR
D-dimer is a test that measures the tendency of blood to clot inappropriately. The higher the number, the greater the risk for conditio... more details
CoQ10 Coenzyme Q10 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC120251
This test is used to check the blood level of CoQ10 and will enable more precise dosing for anyone seeking to achieve and maintain high levels of this critical antioxidant.
Coenzyme Q10 is produced by the human body and is neces... more details
Creatine Kinase Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC001362 Creatine kinase is an enzyme secreted into the bloodstream by muscle tissue throughout the body. It is used as a marker of heart attack, severe muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis), muscular dystrophy and kidney disease. This test mea... more details
D Dimer Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC115188 D-dimer is a test that measures the tendency of blood to clot inappropriately. The higher the number the greater the risk for conditions such as DVT (deep vein thrombosis), pulmonary embolism and arterial plaque rupture. Life Extension... more details
Fibrinogen Quantitative Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC001610 The fibrinogen test is used to detect suspected bleeding disorders or abnormal blood clotting. Traditionally this test is used to identify congenital (genetic) problems called afibrinogenemia, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and ... more details
Glycomark Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC500115
Assessing blood sugar spikes after eating has been challenging, until now! The Glycomark® blood test measures a glucose-like sugar called 1,5-Anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG) and is a simple blood test used to measure post-meal gluc... more details
Homocysteine Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC706994
Homocysteine is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease. It is theorized that high blood levels of homocysteine may directly damage the delicate endothelial cells that line the inside of arteries and result in vascu... more details
Lipoprotein a Lpa Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC120188
The Lp(a) test is used to measure the blood level of small dense lipoproteins, which are a direct link to the formation of arterial plaques (atherosclerosis), and is a strong indicator for coronary heart disease.
Elevated blood le... more details
NMR LipoProfile Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC884247
Nuclear magnetic resonance utilizes imaging that produces a representation of the lipoproteins found in a simple blood sample. An easy way to understand the concept of NMR technology is to compare it to the ringing of bells. When a g... more details
PLAC Test Lp PLA2 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC123240
The PLAC® test predicts risk for coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke associated with arterial plaques (atherosclerosis). This test measures Lp-PLA2, an enzyme that promotes inflammation inside the arteries, leading to the ... more details