This panel contains the following tests:
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 Extension® has designed the Cardiac PLUS panel to target other independent risk factors such as homocysteine, vitamin D, C-reactive protein, and fibrinogen.
Life Extension® has also identified fibrinogen as an independent risk factor for heart disease and ischemic stroke. An elevated blood level of fibrinogen increases your risk for coronary heart disease.
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 you at risk for many degenerative diseases like heart disease and stroke.
Recent research has shown that vitamin D is important to every cell and tissue throughout the body. From proper immune function and bone density to heart health and mood disorders, vitamin D is critical for optimal health.
An 8 to 12 hour fast is required for this blood test. However, drink plenty of water and take your medications as prescribed.
The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.