Blood Tests to Assess Heart Disease Risk

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Blood Tests To Assess Heart Disease Risk
Lipoprotein Panel
looks at substances in your blood that carry cholesterol.
Homocysteine
(Not a routine test)
High levels of this chemical in the blood can mean that you’re at higher risk
High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein
looks at blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). High CRP blood levels can be a sign of inflammation.
Triglycerides. These are another form of fat in your blood
HDL ("good") cholesterol. This type of cholesterol helps decrease blockages in the arteries
LDL ("bad") cholesterol. This type of cholesterol buildup and blockages in the arteries
Total cholesterol.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. nhlbi.nih.gov