High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP)

High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP)

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a blood test in our basic metabolic lab panel. Elevated levels of CRP are very common and most patients in our Tulsa, Oklahoma Functional Medicine Clinic want to know what they can do to reduce it. What is CRP? High sensitivity C-reactive...

Fibrinogen

Fibrinogen is a soluble precursor of the insoluble fibrin, the major component of a blood clot. Fibrinogen is a glycoprotein, which consists of three pairs of polypeptide chains, Aa, Bb, and γ.2 Several laboratory methods exist to determine fibrinogen levels,...

Apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I)

Test Description Apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) is the major protein component of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in plasma. HDL particles can carry from one to four apoA-I molecules per particle. The liver and intestine synthesize lipid-poor apoA-I. The protein promotes...

High-Density Lipoprotein Particle Number (HDL-P)

The idea that HDL cholesterol is cardioprotective is well accepted. What is not as well appreciated is that, similar to the discordant relationship between the level of LDL‐C and number of low density lipoprotein particles in patients with residual CHD risk, the...

High-Density Lipoprotein Subclass 2 (HDL2-C)

High density lipoproteins (HDLs) are found in human plasma in the density range 1.063-1.21 g/mL and consist by weight of approximately 50% protein, 25% phospholipid, 20% cholesterol, and 5% triglyceride.4,19 The cholesterol component of HDL has been inversely...

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL-C)

High-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles, characterized either in terms of cholesterol content or by the major protein constituent, apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I), have been shown to be inversely related to risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact studies going back...