This advanced test evaluates risk factors for cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. With over 20 biomarkers analyzed, this comprehensive panel provides an in-depth view into cholesterol health, hormone and blood sugar balance, kidney health, and inflammation.
Why this test is important:
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. Individuals with metabolic syndrome have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome traits include an increased waist circumference, blood pressure elevation, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, and high blood sugar. Fortunately, many of the risk factors for both cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome can be modified with diet and lifestyle.
The CardioMetabolic Health Profile can help you to understand your risk factors so that you can best take targeted action. If you have been diagnosed with or have a family history of diabetes, inflammation, obesity, heart disease, stroke, blood clots, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, this test is highly recommended.
This test measures:
Adiponectin - A protein hormone produced and secreted exclusively by adipocytes (fat cells) that regulates the metabolism of lipids and glucose. Adiponectin influences the body's response to insulin. Adiponectin also has anti inflammatory effects on the cells lining the walls of blood vessels.
Apolipoprotein, A1 (ApoA1) – a protein associated with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles and facilitates the removal of cholesterol by enabling its transport back to the liver for excretion. Low levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
Apolipoprotein B (ApoB) – a protein produced in the liver that is attached to the surface of low-density lipoproteins (LDL). ApoB reflects the level of artherogenic lipoproteins in the blood.
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) - a protein made by your liver that is sent into your bloodstream in response to inflammation.
Cholesterol – measure of the total amount of cholesterol (waxy, fat-like substance) in your blood. It includes both low-density lipoprotein LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol.
Creatinine – a waste product created by the body’s energy-producing processes in your muscles. Healthy kidneys filter creatinine out of the blood and exits in the urine. Creatinine test measures how well your kidneys are filtering waste from the blood.
Cystatin C - a protein that is produced by the cells in your body. When kidneys are working well, they keep the level of cystatin C in your blood just right. If the level of cystatin C in your blood is too high, it may mean that your kidneys are not working well.
eGFR – estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is considered the best test to measure kidney function.
Glucose – measurement of your blood sugar at the time of the blood draw. Too much or too little glucose in the blood is a concern.
Glycomark (1,5-AG) – measures recent glycemic variability (within the last two weeks)
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) – called the “good” cholesterol because it helps to carry away LDL cholesterol to help keep arteries open. Higher levels of HDL cholesterol are associated with a lower risk of heart disease.
Homocysteine – this protein is dangerous at high levels because it indicates poor methylation (detoxification) ability. Homocysteine can cause damage to the endothelial lining of blood vessels and is associated with heart disease, stroke, and dementia.
Insulin - a hormone made by the pancreas that helps move blood sugar (glucose) from your bloodstream into your cells. Insulin plays a key role in keeping glucose at the right levels. If glucose levels are too high or too low, it can cause serious health problems.
Leptin - a hormone produced primarily by fat cells that helps to maintain energy balance in the body by regulating metabolism and hunger.
Leptin:Adiponectin ratio - high leptin to adiponectin (LAR) ratios have been associated with obesity, type II diabetes, insulin resistance, inflammation, and CVD.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) – called the “bad” cholesterol because it is the main source of cholesterol buildup and blockage in the arteries.
Lipoprotein(a) – very small, dense LDL that is a risk factor for blood clots as it can easily penetrate the arterial lining and become oxidized and build plaque.
Oxidized LDL – formed when oxidative stress leads to modification of the ApoB subunit on LDL cholesterol. Oxidized LDL appears to help initiate and accelerate the development of early atherosclerotic lesions.
PLAC (LP-PLA2) – measures the amount of inflammation inside your arteries.
Small dense LDL - atherogenic particles that are easily oxidized and penetrate the arterial endothelium to form plaque.
Triglycerides – type of fat in your blood that is made in the body and also comes from the food you eat. Extra calories (largely from excess carbohydrates) are turned into triglycerides and stored in fat cells for later use. If you eat more calories than your body needs, your triglyceride level may be high. High triglyceride level is a risk factor for atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
Blood – A test kit will be mailed to you along with instructions for having your blood drawn at a participating lab. Please note an additional blood draw fee will be required.
All tests are authorized and reviewed by a physician from our partner laboratory.
Test results will be emailed to you in approximately 14 business days. You will also receive a brief analysis of your test results from a Village Green licensed nutritionist. For an in-depth review as well as personalized recommendations, we invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our nutrition experts.
Email a Village Green nutritionist or call 800-869-9159.