- Tests for Insulin, High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP), Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), Triglycerides (TG), LDL Cholesterol (LDL), HDL Cholesterol (HDL), VLDL Cholesterol (VLDL), Total Cholesterol (CH)
- Test is Perfect For Those Who Want to Measure Their Risk of Heart Disease
- Test Performed With a Simple Finger Stick
- Results Available in Just 3-5 Business Days From Date Specimen is Received
- No Additional Lab Fees and Pre-Paid Sample Return Shipping is Included (Excludes International Shipping)
Due to State Law, This Test Cannot Be Shipped to NY State.
*In order to receive results, please print your email address clearly in the test requisition form included in the kit.
The ZRT Cardiometabolic Profile kit tests for the following levels:
High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP)
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
LDL Cholesterol (LDL)
HDL Cholesterol (HDL)
VLDL Cholesterol (VLDL)
Total Cholesterol (CH)
Insulin: A Hormone Produced in the Pancreas That Helps to Regulate Blood Glucose Levels.
High fasting insulin levels are a good indicator of insulin resistance. When the body's cells cannot react normally to the presence of insulin, it results in a reduced ability of tissues to absorb glucose for the purposes of energy production.
- Chronically high insulin levels occur as the body attempts to normalize blood sugar levels
High fasting insulin levels indicates the presence of insulin resistance, whether or not the patient shows glucose intolerance
The normal range for fasting insulin is 1 - 15 μIU/mL, but levels between 2 and 6 μIU/mL are optimal
High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP): This is a Protein Released When There is Inflammation in the Body and can be an Indicator of Inflamed Arteries Which Puts You at a Greater Risk of Heart Disease, Heart Attack and Stroke.
Levels below 3.0 mg/L are normal
3.1 to 10 mg/L is elevated in the context of CVD risk
Above 10 mg/L is very high, more likely indicating an acute inflammatory event due to infection or trauma
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c): An Important Indicator of How Well Your Blood Sugar is Being Controlled.
HbA1c is a measure of red blood cell hemoglobin glycation. It can indicate impaired glucose tolerance even when occasional fasting plasma glucose measurements are normal.
- Levels of HbA1c above 6% in diabetics are associated with an increased risk of developing complications such as eye, kidney, and heart disease, nerve damage, and stroke; levels below 7% are best
HbA1c levels above 6% can predict CVD and DM2 in high risk individuals
Triglycerides: These Are a Type of Fat Found in Blood - Too Much Can Increase Your Risk of Coronary Artery Disease.
Hypertriglyeridemia, which is when a person's triglyceride level is below 150 mg/dL, is an established indicator of the condition atherogenic dyslipidemia and is often found in obese people or people who have untreated DM2.
Levels above 200 mg/dL indicate an increased risk of heart disease and stroke
Levels lower than 100 mg/dL should be considered as a more optimal cutoff in coronary heart disease risk assessment
The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)'s Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III) defines levels of 150 mg/dL or above as one of the diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrom.
LDL Cholesterol: Low-Density Lipoprotein is the "Bad" Cholesterol That Forms Plaque in Arteries.
HDL Cholesterol: High-Density Lipoprotein is the "Good" Cholesterol That Helps Remove LDL Away From The Arteries.
Reduced levels of HDL cholesterol (commonly called "good" cholesterol) is one of the established criteria for the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, and has long been regarded as a powerful predictor of CVD in both diabetics and nondiabetics.
Another reliable tool for the evaluation of CVD risk is the LDL cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio: the higher the ratio, the greater the risk of CVD.
VLDL Cholesterol: Very-Low-Density Lipoprotein is Another Type of "Bad" Cholesterol That Contributes to Plaque Buildup
Total Cholesterol: A Total Measure of all Cholesterol in Your Blood. Abnormal levels of total cholesterol or the various types of cholesterol can point to coronary heart disease risk because of their contribution to the development of blockages in the arteries.
Knowing all cholesterol levels will give you a more complete picture of overall cardiovascular health.
The current NCEP-ATP III recommendations for cholesterol levels (in mg/dL) are:
200 - 239 borderline high
130 - 159 borderline high
160 - 189 high
>190 very high
2 - 30 optimal
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