This check looks at the main risk factors for heart disease. This includes cholesterol and C-reactive protein
This test includes (expand individual tests for details):
C Reactive Protein (High Sensitivity)
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is an inflammation marker used to assess whether there is inflammation in the body. Inflammation is your body protecting your tissues if you have been injured or have an infection. It is also used as a screen for auto-immune diseases.
Triglycerides circulate in the blood. We get them from our diet and a supply is made by our liver. The body converts excess calories into triglycerides which are then transported to cells to be stored as fat. Your body releases triglycerides to be used for energy.
Cholesterol is a body fat (lipid). It is required by our bodies for building cell membranes and for producing a number of essential hormones. Cholesterol comes from he food we eat and is also created by the liver. Elevated cholesterol can greatly increase the chances of heart disease
HDL cholesterol is commonly known as good cholesterol. It removes cholesterol from the bloodstream and transports it to the liver. It is then broken down and removed from the body in bile.
LDL cholesterol is commonly known as bad cholesterol. It carries cholesterol and other fats to various tissues throughout your body. Too much LDL cholesterol can cause fatty deposits to accumulate on artery walls.
Non-HDL cholesterol is calculated by subtracting your HDL cholesterol result from your total cholesterol.
Total/HDL Chol ratio
The ratio of total cholesterol to HDL is a good indicator of whether your cholesterol levels are healthy. This ratio should be as low as possible.