NMR LipoProfile with Insulin Resistance Markers Test


Test Code: 884000
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

NMR LipoProfile with Insulin Resistance Markers Test

The NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Lipoprofile is a heart health test which provides useful information in assessing a person's risk for heart diseaseCholesterol plays an important part in the formation of healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can cause an increased risk of developing heart disease.  The NMR test measures several components of cholesterol such as LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol), and Triglycerides as well as Particle number and size.  Measurements for Particle number and size can provide a more accurate assessment of a person's risk for heart disease than just looking at cholesterol levels.  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.

The NMR Lipoprofile includes measurements for:

  • LDL Particle Number
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL Particle Number
  • Small LDL Particle Number
  • LDL Size

This NMR test also provides a calculation for Insulin Resistance.  People with insulin resistance have a higher risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes which can cause a number of health issues including heart disease.  In addition to insulin Resistance Score, this test also measures the 6 components which are used to calculate the IR score.

  • Large VLDL Particle Number
  • Small LDL Particle Number
  • Large HDL Particle Number
  • VLDL Size
  • LDL Size
  • HDL Size

A Standard NMR Lipoprofile which includes IR score, but not the individual components which are used to calculate it, is also available.

The NMR Lipoprofile is typically ordered to monitor someone with risk factors for heart disease.  It may be done as a follow-up to abnormal results on a Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test.  This test can also be helpful if a person has suffered a cardiac event but has normal cholesterol levels to help determine if another factor may be the cause.

Turnaround for this test is typically 2-4 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.

Requirements:

This test requires fasting for 12-14 hours prior to specimen collection.

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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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