Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Family history, lifestyle, and various health conditions can put you at greater risk for heart disease, but there are steps you can take to help prevent the disease. One of the steps you can take to prevent heart disease is to follow guidelines for checking your cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglyceride levels. In addition, an hsCRP screening, when combined with these other heart health screenings, can help to predict your future risk for heart disease or a heart attack.
By checking your cholesterol levels, you and your doctor can assess your risk for heart disease and make educated decisions as to the best course of action for your heart health. Changes to your diet, levels of physical activity, smoking and drinking habits, and the prescription of medication can all contribute to the better management of your heart health.
Through My Lab ReQuest, Sonora Quest Laboratories allows patients to order their own lab tests for heart health-related screenings. Take charge of your health and order the testing you need to make more educated decisions regarding the management of your heart health. Schedule your appointment, access your test results, and pay for your screening all online.
To learn more about our heart health screenings, view the list below of our current selection of available screenings.
Cardio Health Screen (Lipid Panel)
Our Cardio Health Screen (Lipid Panel) tests your cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL, and triglyceride levels to assess your risk for heart disease. Knowing these levels can help you and your doctor to develop a plan to better manage your heart health and to prevent heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends this test every four to six years for adults over the age of 20. If you’re at high risk for heart disease, more regular screenings may be recommended.
What risk factors contribute to undesirable HDL, LDL and triglyceride levels?
Order a Cardio Health Screen (Lipid Panel) for $28
Cholesterol levels are an important indicator of your health. If your total cholesterol levels are too high, you may be at risk for heart disease and stroke. For this reason, your total cholesterol is one of the most important numbers to know for your health. Currently, the American Heart Association recommends that adults over 20 check their cholesterol ever four to six years. If you’re at high risk for heart disease, getting tested more frequently may be recommended.
What are the risk factors for high cholesterol?
Order a Cholesterol, Total Screen for $11
hsCRP (High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein for Cardio)
C-reactive Protein, or CRP, is a protein produced in the liver that circulates in a person’s blood. The levels of CRP in the blood increase when a person is fighting an infection or if inflammation is present. A High Sensitivity CRP, or hsCRP screen, is a blood test that detects small amounts of C-reactive Protein or low grade inflammation. When done in conjunction with cholesterol and HDL testing, an hsCRP screening can help to detect your risk for heart disease or a heart attack.
What are the risk factors for high levels of hsCRP?
Order an hsCRP Screening for $26
*It is solely your responsibility to promptly discuss all laboratory test results with a physician. Neither Sonora Quest Laboratories nor its Medical Director will provide interpretation, counseling, consulting, or care recommendations on the basis of any laboratory results provided to you.