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THE COMPLETE CARDIO PANEL includes the Oxidized LDL profile.

 

Why Run the Complete Cardio Profile with Oxidized LDL?

Complete Cardio Profile with Oxidized LDL: Profile 6100

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for both men and women, accounting for every 1 in 4 deaths. Certain health conditions, such as diabetes and overweight, and certain lifestyle choices, such as a poor diet, physical inactivity, smoking, and drinking too much alcohol, increase the risk.

The Complete Cardio Profile with Oxidized LDL offers doctors and patients a complete picture of a person’s CVD risk compared with a standard lipid profile. This Profile measures standard cardiovascular disease markers: total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL), and triglycerides. In addition, the Complete Cardio Profile measures oxidized LDL, markers of inflammation, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.

Oxidized LDL

Oxidized LDL

Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) is LDL that has been damaged by unstable molecules known as free radicals. This type of LDL is more dangerous to the arteries than non-oxidized LDL and is more likely to lead to the formation of fatty deposits known as plaque. While LDL is often called, “the bad cholesterol,” oxLDL may be a more reliable indicator of plaque formation in arteries8. Levels of oxidized LDL may help predict who will develop metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that raises the risk for CVD. Information about oxLDL is presented as a ratio and as an individual marker. A high Ox LDL:HDL Ratio can help discriminate patients with coronary artery disease from healthy subjects.

OxLDL with Lipids is available as a stand-alone test. 

Advanced Cardio Panel Markers

Boston Heart Cholesterol BalanceTotal CholesterolTrigylceridesDirect LDL Cholesterol
Apolipoprotein BApolipoprotein A-ISmall Dense LDL Cholesterol
Lipoprotein (a)
VLDL
hs-CRP
Myeloperoxidase (MPO)
Hemoglobin A1C
HOMA-IR
Glucose
AdiponectinInsulin
FerritinHomocysteineCoQ10Boston Heart Fatty Acid Balance
Oxidized LDL

Collection Instructions

Collection Instructions

 

PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU BEGIN! Please only ship Monday – Thursday due to office being closed over the weekends.

 

  1. Check your kit! If any items are missing or damaged, contact Dunwoody Labs at (678) 736-6374. This kit should include the following:
    • 1 cold pack
    • 1 Dunwoody Labs Req and 1 Boston Heart Req
    • 1 biohazard bag
    • 1 silver insulated shipping envelope
    • 1 prepaid shipping label
    • 1 clinical shipping pack (either UPS or FedEx)
    • 3 Tiger Top Tubes
    • 1 Pearl Top Tube
    • 1 Lavender EDTA Tube
    • 1 red top transfer tube
  • This is a fasting test! Do not consume any food for 12 hours prior to the blood draw

SPECIMEN COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Place cold pack in freezer for at least 4-6 hours minimum before shipping.
  2. Collect the blood in the 3 tiger top tubes, pearl top tube, and lavender top tube provided.
  3. Gently invert pearl top tube 8 times. Centrifuge immediately for 15 minutes.
  4. Let sample coagulate for 30 minutes before centrifuging to separate the plasma/serum from whole blood.
  5. Transfer serum from ONE tiger top tube to the red top transfer tubes. The remainder of the tubes will be left in the draw tubes.
  6. Using a permanent marker, write the patient’s first and last name, date of birth, and date of collection on each sample tube.
  7. Store sample in the refrigerator at 2-8 °C until ready to ship.

 

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Make sure the specimen tubes are properly labeled. Due to federal regulations, improperly labeled tubes cannot be processed. Failure to comply may result in sample being discarded.
  2. Place the tube(s) inside of the biohazard bag and seal the bag.
  3. Complete the Test Requisition Form, fold and place the form within the outer pocket of the biohazard bag.
  4. Place the biohazard bag into the insulated shipping envelope.
  5. Place the cold pack inside the insulated shipping envelope.
  6. Seal the shipping envelope and place it inside the shipping box.
  7. Place the shipping box inside the clinical mailing pack.
  8. Attach prepaid shipping label.
  9. Take package to your local courier’s office shipment.