Cardio IQ Lp-PLA2 Activity

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Cardio IQ Lp-PLA2 Activity


Test Description

Cardio IQ Lp-PLA2 Activity test
It is a test used to measure the level of Lp-PLA2 in the blood. This enzyme is raised when there is an inflammation of the vascular system. Inflammation leads to the production of atherosclerotic plaques and eventually, it leads to ischemic and cardiovascular events. Therefore, lp pla2 activity test is a sole marker which helps us to predict the risk of cardiovascular and cerebral accidents. Being an inflammatory marker and risk predictor, it also helps us in the early diagnosis of vascular complications in diabetes like nephropathy and cardiovascular events.

Why is the Lp-PLA2 Test Carried Out?
Deaths from Vascular accidents are the second most common cause of death in the United States of America. An individual needs to keep a check on his lipid status to prevent long term devastating consequences. Moreover, The AHA and AACE guidelines list Lp-PLA2 as a strong and independent predictor of ASCVD events and may be valuable in identifying patients at increased CVD risk. You should get tested if

  1. You have a family history of Cardiovascular accidents
  2. If you have crossed 40 years
  3. If you have deranged cholesterol level
  4. If your healthcare professional wants to check the effectiveness of anti-lipid drugs
  5. If you want to assess the risk of CVA
  6. Any weakness in the body either generalized or focal
  7. Pain and heaviness in the chest.
  8. Having Diabetes for Years.
No age limit is needed. One can get tested at any age.

How to Interpret the Test Results
It's level in females ranges between 50-133 nmol/min/mL.
It's level in male ranges between 70-153 nmol/min/mL

Special Instructions
One can do a fast of at least 8 hours to get accurate results as this test is carried out with Lipid Profile Tests. We draw blood to check the level of this enzyme in the blood.