Our Heart Health test can be the first step in understanding what makes you tick—literally. This test looks at Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides), glucose levels and other red flags for Heart Disease, such as elevated CRP levels.
You gotta have heart, as they say. How’s your ticker? What’s with all the hubbub about heart health? Well, we’re glad you asked. Heart disease (HD) is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US of A. But it’s not all gloom and doom! Heart disease is preventable for many people and understanding the facts is the first step in warding off this unwelcome guest. High LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides have been linked to a number of diseases, including heart attack, stroke, and other conditions we can’t pronounce. (Hey, just being honest.) Controlling your blood cholesterol levels is one way to stay above ground. Not only do we measure your lipids (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides), we look at other red flags for HD, such as elevated CRP levels. (This is the inflammation your mother warned you about.) Hey, sugar! (Er….we meant hi(gh) sugar.) HbA1c - HbA1c levels are one way to measure your 90-day glucose levels. High HbA1c levels are widely considered to be indicators that you either have, or have an elevated risk for developing, type 1 or type 2 diabetes. (And our attorneys told us to tell you that diabetes is a significant risk factor for heart disease.)
Don’t be afraid of the “C word.” Cholesterol itself isn’t bad. In fact, we all have and need it in our bodies. Cholesterol is a substance (a steroid) essential for life. It forms the membranes for cells in all organs and tissues in the body. It is used to make hormones that are essential for development, growth, and reproduction. It forms bile acids that are needed to absorb nutrients from food. The test for cholesterol measures total cholesterol (good and bad) carried in the blood by lipoproteins.LDL
You might have inherited your mom’s blue eyes in the genetic lottery but maybe you weren’t so lucky and ended up with her high “bad” cholesterol, too. Enter low-density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol, LDL-C), a type of lipoprotein that carries cholesterol in the blood. LDL-C consists mostly of cholesterol and similar substances with a small amount of protein.
This type of fat found in the blood is related to your genes and might affect how your jeans fit. 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. (Pesky buggers!) Later, hormones release triglycerides for energy between meals. If you regularly eat more calories than you expend (i.e. "easy" calories like carbohydrates and fats), you may have high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia).HSCRP
Is your body silently asking for help or on the mend? Well, C for yourself. (See what we did there?) C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein that increases in the blood with inflammation and infection as well as following a heart attack, surgery, or trauma. It can also be a red flag of sorts , as low levels of inflammation in the blood are associated with risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).HbA1c
“Pour some sugar on meeeee..” (Anyone remember Def Leppard?) HbA1c provides a longer-term trend, similar to an average, of how high your blood sugar levels have been over a period of time. Hemoglobin A1c, also called A1c or glycated hemoglobin, is hemoglobin with glucose attached. The A1c test evaluates the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last 2 to 3 months by measuring the percentage of glycated (glycosylated) hemoglobin.
Each test is reviewed for accuracy and oversight by a certified healthcare professional that is licensed in your state. Once your test has been completed and reviewed, your results are delivered via our secure member portal at CashLabs.com. You may also review your results on our free mobile app for iOS and Android platforms.
Your test is delivered direct to your doorstep in as little as 3 business days.
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