• 05 APR 13
    Blood Tests Assessing The Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

    Blood Tests Assessing The Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

    Lipoprotein a (Lp (a)):

    Although this blood protein’s function is not clearly known, it is known to be associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke

    Target Values:

    . Recommended levels for adults: less than 30 mg/dl

    Preparation:

    Sample should be drawn after 12 hours fasting (no food or drink, except water). It is recommended to wait at least two months after a heart attack, surgery, infection, injury or pregnancy to get more accurate results of lipoprotein (a) levels.

     

    Apolipoprotein A1 (Apo A1):

    Decreased Apo A1 levels are associated with increased risk of early cardiovascular disease. It is more common in obese, inactive individuals, who consume high-fat diet.

     Target Values:

    . Recommended levels for adults: more than 123 mg/dl

    Preparation:

    Sample should be drawn after 12 hours fasting (no food or drink, except water). It is recommended to wait at least two months after a heart attack, surgery, infection, injury or pregnancy to get more accurate results of Apo A1 levels.

     

    Fibrinogen:

    This blood protein induces the formation of a blood clot. However, high levels of this protein increase the risk for heart attack and vascular disease.

     Target Values:

    Less than 300 mg/dl

    Preparation:

    Sample should be drawn after 12 hours fasting (no food or drink, except water). It is recommended to wait at least two months after a heart attack, surgery, infection, injury or pregnancy to get more accurate results of fibrinogen levels.