The Cardiovascular Extensive Screen test is a built on top of the cardiovascular basic profile and it identifies additional cardio risk factors.
Understand your increased risk for cardiovascular disease via a simple, near painless, finger prick test.
The Cardiovascular-Extensive test will provide you with a thorough assessment of your overall cardiovascular health and will screen for any risk factors of cardiovascular disease.
This test will measure:
VLDL – Very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol is produced in the liver and released into the bloodstream to supply body tissues with a type of fat (triglycerides). High levels of VLDL cholesterol have been associated with the development of plaque deposits on artery walls, which narrow the passage and restrict blood flow.
Fasting Triglycerides –Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) found in your blood. When you eat, your body converts any calories it doesn’t need to use right away into triglycerides. The triglycerides are stored in your fat cells. Later, hormones release triglycerides for energy between meals. If you regularly eat more calories than you burn, particularly “easy” calories like carbohydrates and fats, you may have high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia).
Total cholesterol – Total cholesterol is the total amount of cholesterol in your blood. Your total cholesterol includes low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good”) cholesterol.
LDL cholesterol –LDL (“bad”) cholesterol is the main “engine” of cholesterol build-up and blockage in your arteries.
HDL cholesterol –HDL (“good”) cholesterol helps prevent heart disease by removing cholesterol from your arteries and sending it to your liver for elimination.
High-sensitivity C – reactive protein (HSCRP) –CRP is a protein that increases in the blood with inflammation. Studies have suggested that a persistent low level of inflammation plays a major role in atherosclerosis, the narrowing of blood vessels due to build-up of cholesterol and other lipids, which is often associated with CVD. The HSCRP test accurately measures low levels of C-reactive protein to identify low but persistent levels of inflammation and thus helps predict a person’s risk of developing CVD.
Haemoglobin A1C (HBA1C) – HBA1C assesses your average blood sugar level over the past three months. HBA1C measurements are considered to be a more reliable indicator of overall high blood sugar than occasional fasting blood glucose level tests, because fasting blood glucose can vary considerably from day to day. Consistently elevated blood glucose, evidenced by high HBA1C levels, indicates a loss of blood sugar control that may lead to diabetes.
Fasting Insulin –Checking insulin levels following a 12-hour fast is a reliable way of measuring the degree of insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and is used by most cells, particularly muscle and liver cells, to take in glucose for immediate conversion to energy, or to store it for future use.
In the case of insulin resistance, cells do not respond to insulin normally, and insulin levels rise above normal levels. Insulin resistance is usually associated with increasing body fat, but it can also occur in people of normal weight. When insulin resistance is present, this can also lead to frequently high blood sugar levels, which can evolve into full-blown diabetes. High insulin levels can create other metabolic disturbances that lead to changes in the blood lipid profile and high blood pressure.
RESULTS: 7-10 Business Days