Galectin 3 Blood Test


Test Code: 004110
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Galectin 3 Blood Test

This test measures levels of Galectin 3 in the blood.  Galectin 3 is a protein which studies have shown to be correlated with risk of heart failure.  In many cases, people with increased levels of Galectin 3 have a higher likelihood of experiencing chronic heart failure.  Testing for Galectin 3 can help a person's doctor identify and treat people at higher risk in order to lower their likelihood of developing serious and possibly fatal heart conditions.  It can also help to monitor people who have been diagnosed with heart failure to see how well they are responding to their medication.  It is important to note that Galectin 3 is just one biomarker for heart failure.  While Galectin 3 can be a useful factor in evaluating a person's risk for cardiovascular health issues, it is not effective in all situations or for all people.  Additional heart health testing can help to develop a more comprehensive picture of a person's heart health and their risk of developing heart conditions.

Galectin 3 has also been linked to some types of cancer.  In some cases, measuring Galectin 3 levels can help monitor the progression of a person's cancer as well as determine an effective treatment. 

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-4 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.

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Galectin 3 Blood Test


Test Code: 92768
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Galectin 3 Blood Test

This test measures levels of Galectin 3 in the blood.  Galectin 3 is a protein which studies have shown to be correlated with risk of heart failure.  In many cases, people with increased levels of Galectin 3 have a higher likelihood of experiencing chronic heart failure.  Testing for Galectin 3 can help a person's doctor identify and treat people at higher risk in order to lower their likelihood of developing serious and possibly fatal heart conditions.  It can also help to monitor people who have been diagnosed with heart failure to see how well they are responding to their medication.  It is important to note that Galectin 3 is just one biomarker for heart failure.  While Galectin 3 can be a useful factor in evaluating a person's risk for cardiovascular health issues, it is not effective in all situations or for all people.  Additional heart health testing can help to develop a more comprehensive picture of a person's heart health and their risk of developing heart conditions.

Galectin 3 has also been linked to some types of cancer.  In some cases, measuring Galectin 3 levels can help monitor the progression of a person's cancer as well as determine an effective treatment. 

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-7 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.

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