ZRT - CardioMetabolic Profile
This simple at home blood spot test measures markers associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Tests included:
- High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein
- Total Cholesterol
- HDL, LDL, and VLDL Cholesterol
- Hemoglobin A1C
The incidence of cardiovascular disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes, is rising at an alarming rate. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality for both men and women in the United States.
Obesity and insulin resistance significantly increase the risk of developing Cardiovascular disease. These conditions are potentially avoidable. The key is to identify risk early enough for people to make lifestyle changes and avoid becoming a part of the rising statistics.
Cardiometabolic risk has been defined as “the cluster of modifiable risk factors and markers that identify individuals at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (heart attack, stroke, peripheral arterial disease) and type 2 diabetes.
High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP)
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of inflammation.
Overweight, obese, insulin resistant and diabetic individuals typically have elevated CRP levels. Studies show that elevated CRP levels indicate increased risk of future heart attacks, ischemic stroke, and peripheral arterial disease. Elevated CRP levels have also been found to predict the development of type 2 diabetes.
Elevated fasting insulin levels are a good indicator of insulin resistance, which occurs when there is a reduced ability of tissues to take up glucose for energy production. Chronically elevated insulin levels are seen as the body attempts to normalize blood sugar levels
High fasting insulin indicates the presence of insulin resistance.
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
HbA1c is a measure of red blood cell hemoglobin glycation. This is an indicator of blood sugar control over the previous three months, which is the lifespan of circulating red blood cells. It can indicate impaired glucose tolerance even when occasional fasting plasma glucose measurements are normal.
Hypertriglyeridemia, a triglyceride level >150 mg/dL, is often found in untreated type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Total Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, VLDL Cholesterol, and HDL Cholesterol
Abnormalities in the cholesterol profile, including high total cholesterol, high LDL cholesterol, high VLDL cholesterol, and low HDL cholesterol, are a significant component of coronary heart disease risk because of their contribution to the development of atherosclerosis.
Check Your CardioMetabolic Status in 3 Easy Steps
A simple finger prick blood sample is all that’s needed. Mail in the sample - it’s that easy.
Once you get your results back, it can be optimized with dietary and lifestyle changes.
Retest every 4 months to ensure your levels are optimal.
**Not available for New York State Residents **