Other Nutrition-Related Lab Testing
Poor blood sugar regulation and unhealthy triglyceride and lipoprotein levels often present long before the diagnosis of type 2 Diabetes. SpectraCell's CardioMetabolic and Pre-Diabetes panels offer definitive diagnostic and clinically relevant evaluation to help define risk of cardiovascular disease and progression toward type 2 diabetes.
Standard cholesterol testing only gives you part of the picture leaving many people with "normal" cholesterol numbers unaware that they are still at risk for a heart attack. Cholesterol is carried throughout the body in little balls called lipoproteins. It is the lipoproteins, not the cholesterol in them, that leads to clogging of the arteries. This test accurately measures both the density and number of lipoprotein particles, revealing potential cardiovascular problems that are often missed when only using a standard lipid panel.
According to the NCEP guidelines, 50% of people who have a heart attack have normal cholesterol levels.