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Cholesterol And Cardiac Testing Example Results

Below you will find cholesterol and cardiac testing sample results with explanations, relevant ranges, and potential interpretations. Note that there are often minor differences in the reference ranges of the cardiac tests depending on the laboratory that performs the analysis. Linked to the corresponding illustrative sections below, result examples include:

Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) Results

This test measures the level of apolipoprotein B (apo-B), a protein that is a primary component of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and VLDL cholesterol. Apo-B is a factor in the development of atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries due to plaque buildup). Following is a sample of the results of the Apolipoprotein B test.

LabCorp Example

Apolipoprotein B test results (Apo-B) - LabCorp

Apo-B reference range: is 54-133 mg/dL

Quest Diagnostics Example

Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) - Quest

Apo-B reference range: is 52-109 mg/dL

Elevated results may be an indicator of atherosclerosis.

B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Results

The B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) blood test measures the level of BNP, an amino acid polypeptide secreted by the heart. The BNP blood test is used to help diagnose heart failure and to determine the severity of that heart failure. Following is a sample of the results of the B-Type Natriuretic Peptide.

LabCorp Example

B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) - LabCorp

BNP reference range: is 0.0-100.0 pg/mL

Elevated results may be an indicator of heart failure.

C-Reactive Protein Highly Sensitive (CRP-hs) Results

CRP is a protein that increases in response to inflammation or infection. There are 2 types of CRP tests. A standard test looks for very high levels of inflammation. The highly sensitive test can detect levels of CRP that are mildly high, which can be associated with atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries due to plaque buildup). Following is a sample of the results of the C-Reactive Protein Highly Sensitive test.

LabCorp Example

C-Reactive Protein Highly Sensitive (CRP-hs) - LabCorp

CRP-hs reference range is 0.00-3.00 mg/L

Quest Diagnostics Example

C-Reactive Protein Highly Sensitive (CRP-hs) - Quest

CRP-hs reference range (>17 year old): <1.0 mg/L lower relative cardiovascular risk; 1.0-3.0 mg/L Average relative cardiovascular risk; 3.1-10.0 mg/L Higher relative cardiovascular risk; >10.0 mg/L

Persistent evaluation may be associated with inflammation from infection or injury.

Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel Results

Following is a sample of the results of the Cardio-IQ Advanced Lipid Panel. This test panel measures the number of LDL particles to assess risk for heart disease. This test provides a further and more comprehensive assessment for cardiovascular risk than standard lipid panel calculations or measurements. Tests included in this panel are:

  • Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL and Cholesterol/HDL ratio
  • LDL Particle Number
  • LDL Peak Size
  • LDL Pattern
  • HDL Large
  • LDL Small
  • LDL Medium
  • Apolipoprotein B
  • Lipoprotein (a)

Quest Diagnostics

Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel 1 - QuestCardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel 2 - QuestCardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel 3- Quest

Coenzyme Q10 Results

This test measures the level of CoQ10, a vitamin-like compound that is found in the body. The body uses Coenzyme Q10 to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), needed for energy production and cell growth. Coenzyme Q10 levels may decrease with age or with certain chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease. Some statins, beta blockers, and blood pressure drugs also lower Coenzyme Q10 levels. Following is a sample of the results of the Coenzyme Q10 test.

LabCorp Example

Coenzyme Q10 - LabCorp

CoQ10 reference range: is 0.37-2.20 ug/mL

Creatine Kinase (CPK,CK) Results

Creatine Kinase is a protein that your muscles need in order to function. Levels of CK can become elevated due to muscle damage, heart attack, exercise, alcohol consumption or from certain medications or supplements. If muscle damage is suspected from an injury, this test may be ordered multiple times as it may take 48 hours for the CK level to rise. Following is a sample of the results of the Creatine Kinase test.

LabCorp Example

Creatine Kinase (CPK,CK) - LabCorp

CPK,CK reference range: is 24-204 U/L

Quest Diagnostics Example

Creatine Kinase (CPK,CK) - Quest

CPK,CK reference range: is 29-143 U/L

Elevated results may be due to inflammation of muscles, muscle damage or heart attack.

Homocysteine Results

Homocysteine is an amino acid in your blood that our bodies use for energy production. Homocysteine levels are strongly influenced by your diet, as well as by genetic factors. Studies have shown that high levels of homocysteine in the blood are related to an increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease and osteoporosis. Following is a sample of the results of the Homocysteine test.

LabCorp Example

Homocysteine - LabCorp

Homocysteine reference range: 0.0/15.0 umol/L

Quest Diagnostics Example

Homocysteine - Quest

Homocysteine reference range: <10.4 umol/L

Normal levels of homocysteine are between 5 and 15 micromoles per liter. A level of 15 to 30 micromoles per liter is considered moderately elevated. An intermediate elevation is defined as being between 30 and 100 micromoles per liter. Anything higher than 100 micromoles per liter is classified as a severe elevation.

Lipid Panel Results

The Lipid Panel blood test measures cholesterol in your body. The Lipid Panel specifically measures your Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, High Density Lipoproteins (HDL also called "good cholesterol"), Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL also called "bad cholesterol"), and Very low-density cholesterol (VLDL).

Following is a sample of the results of the Lipid Profile. The reference interval indicates the normal ranges and the flag indicates a result outside of those ranges.

LabCorp Example

Lipid Panel - LabCorp

Lipid Panel reference ranges: Cholesterol, Total 100-199 mg/dL; Triglycerides <= 149 mg/dL; HDL Cholesterol >=39 mg/dL (The higher the result for HDL, the lower risk for CHD); VLDL Cholesterol (calculated); LDL Cholesterol (calculated) <100 mg/dL

Quest Diagnostics Example

Lipid Panel - Quest

Lipid Panel reference ranges: Cholesterol, Total <200 mg/dL; Triglycerides <150mg/dL; HDL Cholesterol >40 mg/dL (The higher the result for HDL, the lower risk for CHD); VLDL Cholesterol (calculated) <30 mg/dL; LDL Cholesterol (calculated) <100 mg/dL

Lipoprotein(a) Results

The Lipoprotein (a) test is used to measure the amount of Lipoprotein (a) in your blood. Lipoprotein(a) is a particle in your blood that carries proteins, fats and cholesterol. Since Lp(a) is a genetic condition, if one individual has a high level of Lp(a) then the family should be checked as well. Following is a sample of the results of the Lipoprotein(a) test.

LabCorp Example

Lipoprotein(a) - LabCorp

Lipoprotein(a) reference range: <75 nmol/L

Quest Diagnostics Example

Lipoprotein(a) - Quest

Lipoprotein(a) reference range: <75 nmol/L

Elevated results may be an indicator for Cardiovascular Diseases such as atherosclerosis, Heart attack or Coronary Heart Disease.

NMR Profile Results

Following is a sample of the results of the NMR LipoProfile test. This test directly measures the number of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles circulating in the body. The NMR LipoProfile is different from the traditional tests that measure LDL cholesterol (LDL-C). In most lipid tests, LDL-C is an estimated value. The NMR LipoProfile test directly measures the number of particles—called LDL-P. Tests included in this panel are:

  • Historical reporting LDL-P, LDL-C
  • Insulin-resistance score
  • Lipoprotein particle number (LDL-P)
  • Particle concentration and size (total HDL-P, small LDL-P, LDL size)
  • Standard lipid panel (total cholesterol, calculated LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides).

LabCorp Example

NMR Profile 1 - LabCorpNMR Profile 2 - LabCorp

Elevated LDL-P number may be an indicator for increased risk for heart disease.

Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acid Results

Following is a sample of results of the Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids test. The Omega 3/6 test is used to measure and provide ratios of fatty acids in your blood. The levels and ratios of fatty acids in your blood may help determine and prevent cardiovascular disease. This test will include:

  • Omega 3 (EPA &DHA) index
  • Omega-6 : Omega-3 ratio
  • EPA/Arachidonic acid ratio
  • Arachidonic acid
  • EPA
  • DHA

Quest Diagnostics Example

Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acid - Quest