The Cardio IQ Lipoprotein Fractionation test provides several measurements which can help assess a person's risk for heart disease. This test includes measurements for:
LDL Particle Number
LDL Peak Size
Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), often known as the bad cholesterol, carries cholesterol through the blood stream and smaller denser LDL particles have a greater tendency to build up along arterial walls and form harmful plaque. Plaque buildup increases the risk of blood clots and heart attacks. In some people, Particle Size can be a greater indicator of risk for hearts disease than cholesterol levels.
A Lipoprotein Fractionation test may be ordered along with or as a follow up to a Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test. This test is helpful for people who have a family history for heart attack or stroke or are taking medication to manage cholesterol. This test is also ordered for people who have suffered a cardiac event but have normal cholesterol levels to help determine if another factor may be the cause.
Turnaround time for this test is typically 3-6 business days.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.