The lipid panel is used as part of a cardiac risk assessment to help determine an individual’s risk of heart disease and to help make decisions about what treatment may be best if there is borderline or high risk.
Homocysteine may be ordered as part of a screen for people at high risk for heart attack or stroke. It may be useful in someone who has a family history of coronary artery disease.
|Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
The comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is used as a broad screening tool to evaluate organ function and check for conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. Includes 14 tests.
|CBC w / Differential
The complete blood count (CBC) is often used as a broad screening test to determine an individual’s general health status including cardiac risk.
|CRP High Sensitivity
The high-sensitivity CRP test measures low levels of CRP in the blood to identify low levels of inflammation that are associated with risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).