This panel contains the following tests:
If you have normal cholesterol levels, you may assume you’re not at risk for a heart attack or stroke. But that’s not necessarily the case. Nearly 50% of all heart attacks occur in people with “normal” cholesterol levels. That’s because dangerous inflammation present in the walls of your arteries is often the primary contributor of risk, contributing to both vulnerable plaque formation and rupture. The good news is that inflammation can be easily measured to determine your inflammatory status and cardiovascular risk.
Why should you get your oxidized LDL levels tested? The facts speak for themselves:
MPO oxidizes LDL making it atherogenic, and HDL (your good cholesterol) rendering it dysfunctional. This results in inflammation linked to plaque buildup inside the artery wall. Still not concerned that you are at risk for a heart attack? Read on …
Fasting is not required. Take all medications as prescribed.
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