Along with our popular Heart DNA, our Heart Health blood test will go through all the variables that measure the critical biomarkers of your heart. Identify the cardiovascular risks you may potentially develop through a simple finger-prick, and a thoroughly detailed report reviewed by medical specialists.
Is this test for me?
Take the Heart Health Test if you want to focus on your:
- Long Term Health
Cardiovascular Risk Analysis
We screen for biomarkers that are linked to cardiovascular diseases and identify any associated risks that may be affecting your cardiac health and wellness. You will receive a review with detailed advice on how to optimise your cardiac health.
- Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)
LDH is an enzyme found in nearly all living cells. This enzyme is mostly found in the blood and heart. LDH helps your body convert the food you eat into energy.
Biomarker Tested: Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)
- Creatine Kinase (CK)
CK is an enzyme found in several tissues, mostly in muscles and the heart. Keeping healthy levels of creatine is vital to keep your heart healthy.
Biomarkers Tested: Creatine Phosphokinase
- High-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein produced by the liver in response to inflammation. A high level of CRP in the blood is a marker of inflammation that can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, from infections to chronic conditions. For women taking birth control pills, CRP may be elevated. A hs-CRP test is more sensitive than a standard test and can also be used to evaluate your risk of developing coronary artery disease (narrowing of your arteries).
Biomarker Tested: High sensitivity C-reactive protein
- High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
HDL is often known as ‘good’ cholesterol as it removes other types of cholesterol from the blood vessels and transports them back to the liver. High levels of HDL are associated with a lower risk of developing cardiovascular complications. This test determines your HDL levels and the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
Biomarkers Tested: Total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), total cholesterol:HDL ratio, HDL percentage
- Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
LDL is often known as the ‘bad’ cholesterol. High levels of LDL can build up in your arteries, causing heart disease.This test will determine your LDL levels and the associated risk of developing cardiovascular complications.
Biomarkers Tested: Total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), non-HDL cholesterol
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. These are the most common type of fat in the body. Triglycerides are needed for metabolic health but in excess amounts, they may be harmful and may increase the risk of heart disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is this test different from the Heart DNA test?
The biggest difference is that this is a finger-prick blood test, whereas the HeartDNA kit involves a salvia sample collection.
Where the DNA kit allows you to take a look at your genetics and your genetic predispositions to potential risks in your cardiovascular health, including blood pressure and heart function, the blood kit will show you the current levels in your heart health and what you can proactively do to make changes.
The Heart Health blood kit also takes a look at other factors that the DNA kit does not focus on, such as your CRP levels, and your Creatine Kinase expression. These are vital for not only maintaining a healthy heart, but other bodily functions that support a healthy heart. The test provides you with a snapshot of your health, which means that you can retake this test regularly to measure the improvements as you make dietary and lifestyle changes.