Heart Health Testing

Don’t wait for a heart attack to discover you have heart problems.

Your risk for heart disease varies based on factors that are out of your control.

While your weight and lifestyle choices like smoking and poor diet are manageable, other factors like your personal history of heart disease and your family history are risks you cannot control.

Understanding Heart-Health Screenings

The American Heart Association recommends the following screenings to help you prevent disease.

The age at which screenings should begin and the frequency of the tests should be discussed with a doctor.

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is often asymptomatic and can elevate your risk of heart disease and stroke. Talk with your doctor about frequency recommendations regarding your blood pressure monitoring.

Fasting Lipoprotein Profile (cholesterol)
This blood test measures your total cholesterol. For accurate reporting, you must fast before this test. You can request this test yourself or have your doctor call us to request it for you.

Body Weight
Tracking heart health involves more than stepping on the scale. It’s important to determine your body mass index (BMI). The 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.” Discuss BMI monitoring with your doctor.

Blood Glucose
When blood glucose levels are elevated, you’re at an increased risk of insulin resistance, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Left untreated, this can lead to heart problems. Our blood glucose test measures the “glycated hemoglobin A1c level” and screens your diabetes risk. Make sure you discuss habits like smoking, activity levels, and diet with your doctor to more thoroughly understand your heart health.

Let the competent staff at Test Smartly Labs know how we can help you manage your heart health!

Common heart health panels requested at Test Smartly Labs

Following 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