CGP - Spectracell Cardiometabolic

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment

    • The Pre-Diabetes Biomarkers identify metabolic abnormalities that may progress into diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a condition where the body cannot efficiently metabolize foods, especially carbohydrates, resulting in impaired glycemic (blood sugar) control which may progress to diabetes when not properly treated or addressed through lifestyle changes.

  • The Pre-Diabetes Risk Score is a way to estimate a person’s risk of developing diabetes and associated complications such as heart disease or stroke. The following tests have the largest impact on the pre-diabetes risk score:
    • Glucose–a snapshot of blood sugar at the time of blood draw
    • Insulin–correlates to the efficiency by which a person can metabolize carbohydrates; high fasting levels indicate insulin resistance and possible pre-diabetes
    • Hemoglobin A1C–a long term marker of glycemic control
    • C-peptide–a measure of endogenous insulin production; useful in distinguishing between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
    • Adiponectin–a hormone that enzymatically controls metabolism; high levels are beneficial and indicate efficient cellular energy production
    • Metabolic syndrome traits–a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome is confirmed if any three of the following six traits exist in a person: (1) high triglycerides (2) high glucose (3) low HDL (4) high blood pressure (5) high waist circumference or (6) increased small dense LDL

Who should take the Spectracell CardioMetabolic Test?

  • Have a family history of heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure
  • Have been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure
  • Are already taking cholesterol-lowering medications
  • Have been diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome
  • Are overweight or obese
  • Have high LDL
  • Have low HDL
  • Have high triglycerides

Why should I have the Spectracell CardioMetabolic test done?

Standard cholesterol testing only gives you part of the picture leaving many people with “normal” cholesterol numbers unaware that they are still at risk for a heart attack. The National Cholesterol Education Program introduced new risk factors that are responsible for many individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease. According to the NCEP guidelines, 50% of people who have a heart attack have normal cholesterol levels. Spectracell’s Advanced Lipoprotein Particle Profile™ Plus is able to assess your cardiovascular risk potential.

Instructions for Spectracell Test

Fasting is Required for 12 hours.

Stop Essential Fatty Acid Supplementation 24 hours before test.

Recommendations: Drink 64 ounces of pure water throughout the day on the day prior to testing. You may drink water during the 12-hour fasting window. Drink 12-16 ounces of pure water on the morning of the test. If you are feeling weak, take a snack with you to eat immediately after the blood draw.

Read the instructions under each blood draw site carefully. Some blood draw centers have an additional draw fee and/or scheduling restrictions.

Please Read This Important Information Regarding Test Orders

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  • does not participate in, take assignment, or accept any private insurance. We do not provide super bills and cannot assist with claim resolution for laboratory tests or consultations.
  • Orders for this test are accepted from the United States only.
  • is unable to ship test kits to the state of New York as per state laws.
  • is unable to ship lab kits to P.O. boxes. Please use a residential or business address.
  • Some lab providers fill out requisition forms ahead of time with client information. To avoid confusion when processing orders, if you are ordering lab kits for multiple people, please place a separate order for each person.
  • After you order a test kit, completing the test is your responsibility.
  • Once has received your test results, the results will be uploaded to your HIPAA compliant client portal and you will receive an email instructing you how to access them.
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