Heart Health Testing

Don’t wait for a heart attack to find out your heart’s not functioning at 100%.

Your risk for heart disease will vary based on things you can and cannot control.

While your weight and other lifestyle choices like smoking and eating a poor diet are your in your court to manage, other factors like your personal history of heart disease and your family history are risks you cannot control.

What are Heart-Health Screenings?

The American Heart Association recommends the following screenings to help you ward off heart disease.

The age at which you should begin to be screened and the frequency of the test should be discussed with a doctor.

Blood Pressure

High blood pressure may not come with any symptoms, but it could increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Talk with your doctor about how often your blood pressure should be taken.

Fasting Lipoprotein Profile (cholesterol)

This blood test measures your total cholesterol. To get an accurate report, you cannot eat or drink before this test. You can request this test yourself, or have your doctor call Test Smartly Labs to request the test for you.

Body Weight

Tracking your heart’s health involves more than stepping on the scale. It’s important to know your body mass index (BMI). American Heart Association says, “being obese puts you at higher risk for health problems such as heart disease, stroke, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, and more.” Talk with your doctor’s office about monitoring your BMI.

Blood Glucose

If your blood glucose levels are high, you’re at greater risk of insulin resistance, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. If this goes untreated, it can lead to heart problems. Our blood glucose test can measure the “glycated hemoglobin A1c level” and screen your diabetes risk. You can request this test yourself, or your doctor can recommend it.

It’s also important to talk to your doctor about your smoking, physical activity and diet to understand your heart health.

Let us at Test Smartly Labs know how we can help you with your heart health!

Common heart health panels at Test Smartly Labs

Here are several of the panels patients ask us to run at Test Smartly Labs:

Healthy Heart Panel Basic

  • CBC, Complete Blood Count with Differential/Platelet Count
  • CMP14, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • C-Reactive Protein, CRP (High-Sensitivity, Cardiac CRP, Preferred)
  • Urinalysis, Complete With Microscopic Examination
  • Lipid Panel with LDL:HDL Ratio

Healthy Heart Profile Comprehensive

  • CBC, Complete Blood Count with Differential/Platelet Count
  • CMP14, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • C-Reactive Protein, CRP (High-Sensitivity, Cardiac CRP, Preferred)
  • Urinalysis, Complete With Microscopic Examination
  • Lipid Panel with LDL:HDL Ratio
  • Hemoglobin A1c (Average Glucose)
  • Apolipoprotein B
  • Lipoprofile NMR for LDL Particle Size (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance)
  • Homocysteine, Blood

Healthy Heart Profile Ultimate

  • Lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2 (PLAC)
  • Lipoprofile NMR for LDL Particle Size (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance)
  • Homocysteine, Blood
  • CBC, Complete Blood Count with Differential/Platelet Count
  • CMP14, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • C-Reactive Protein, CRP (High-Sensitivity, Cardiac CRP, Preferred)
  • Urinalysis, Complete With Microscopic Examination
  • Lipid Panel with LDL:HDL Ratio
  • Hemoglobin A1c (Average Glucose)
  • Apolipoprotein B