9p21 – Genetic Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

**This page is under construction** Genetic differentiation is what makes us unique. It also changes our risk for certain diseases. In regards to cardiovascular disease, 9p21 stands out as having a consistent association with increased cardiovascular disease risk....
CIMT Testing Vs Carotid Duplex Doppler Ultrasound

CIMT Testing Vs Carotid Duplex Doppler Ultrasound

Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death for men and women. Many people have significant cardiovascular disease and are high risk for a heart attack yet they have absolutely no idea. We recommend and perform CIMT Testing in our clinic. All men over the age of...

Lipoprotein(a) – Lp(a)

What is Lp(a) Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a highly heterogeneous molecule, consisting of a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) with a highly glycosylated apolipoprotein(a) [apo(a)] molecule covalently linked to the apolipoprotein B moiety of LDL via a single disulfate bond....

Insulin Resistance Labs

Alpha-hydroxybutyrate (α-HB), Linoleoyl-glycerophosphocholine (L-GPC), Oleic Acid, and the IRi Score Test Guide Test Description Insulin resistance (IR) plays a fundamental role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).1,2...

Ferritin

Ferritin is the protein that binds iron. However, elevated ferritin levels suggest potential problems. Elevated ferritin is something I’ve struggled with myself and I have to manage it. Free iron is toxic to cells as it acts as a catalyst in the formation of...

Free Fatty Acids

Test Description Plasma fatty acids can be esterified to form triacylglycerols (triglycerides [TGs]) for storage, or metabolized as a high-energy fuel source of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Plasma fatty acids that are not esterified to TGs are bound primarily to...