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 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.
Advanced Cardio Panel Markers
|Boston Heart Cholesterol Balance||Total Cholesterol||Trigylcerides||Direct LDL Cholesterol|
|Apolipoprotein B||Apolipoprotein A-I||Small Dense LDL Cholesterol||Lipoprotein (a)
|VLDL||hs-CRP||Myeloperoxidase (MPO)||Hemoglobin A1C
|Ferritin||Homocysteine||CoQ10||Boston Heart Fatty Acid Balance|
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU BEGIN! Please only ship Monday – Thursday due to office being closed over the weekends.
- 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
- Place cold pack in freezer for at least 4-6 hours minimum before shipping.
- Collect the blood in the 3 tiger top tubes, pearl top tube, and lavender top tube provided.
- Gently invert pearl top tube 8 times. Centrifuge immediately for 15 minutes.
- Let sample coagulate for 30 minutes before centrifuging to separate the plasma/serum from whole blood.
- 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.
- Using a permanent marker, write the patient’s first and last name, date of birth, and date of collection on each sample tube.
- Store sample in the refrigerator at 2-8 °C until ready to ship.
- 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.
- Place the tube(s) inside of the biohazard bag and seal the bag.
- Complete the Test Requisition Form, fold and place the form within the outer pocket of the biohazard bag.
- Place the biohazard bag into the insulated shipping envelope.
- Place the cold pack inside the insulated shipping envelope.
- Seal the shipping envelope and place it inside the shipping box.
- Place the shipping box inside the clinical mailing pack.
- Attach prepaid shipping label.
- Take package to your local courier’s office shipment.