Heart Health Testing

Don’t wait for a heart attack to find out your heart’s not working right.

Your risk for heart disease varies based on factors beyond your control.

While your weight and lifestyle choices like smoking and eating a poor diet are in your court to manage, 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 heart disease.

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

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is often asymptomatic and can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Talk with your doctor about how often your blood pressure should be taken.

Fasting Lipoprotein Profile (cholesterol)
This blood test measures your total cholesterol. For accurate reporting, you cannot eat or drink before this test. You can request this test yourself or have your doctor call Test Smartly Labs 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.” Talk with your doctor about monitoring your BMI.

Blood Glucose
When blood glucose levels are high, you’re at greater risk of insulin resistance, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. When left untreated, it can lead to heart problems. Our blood glucose test measures the “glycated hemoglobin A1c level” and screens your diabetes risk. You can request this test yourself or your doctor can.

It’s also important to talk to your doctor about your smoking, activity levels, and diet to understand your heart health.

Let Test Smartly Labs know how we can help you with 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