CV Health™ Plus Genomics (includes MTHFR and ApoE markers)-Genova Kit

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you and requires a blood draw.

Fasting Required: Yes – See Special Instructions
It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit.

Specimen: Blood

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Mon-Thurs only.
Samples MUST be received within 24 hours of collection. The test
cannot be processed otherwise.
Freeze the enclosed freezer brick a minimum of 8 hours before shipping.
Certain medications and supplements may influence this test, including aspirin and cholesterol-lowering drugs.
On the day before the collection patients MUST fast overnight (at least
12 hours) prior to the blood draw. Patients should also be counseled to avoid exercise for at least 12 hours prior to the test, and to avoid alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours prior to the test.
Specimens from patients who are on drug therapy involving
S-adenosyl-methionine may show elevated levels of homocysteine.
Results on specimens obtained from patients taking methotrexate,
carbamazepine, phenytoin, nitrous oxide, anti-convulsants, or 6-azauridine
triacetates should be interpreted with caution as these substances interfere with homocysteine determination.

Results: 14-17 business days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Analyzes blood for state-of-the-art lipid markers and independent risk factors that illuminate the clinical complexity of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as a patient’s genomic predisposition to cardiovascular diseases.
Test includes: Apolipoprotein E(APO-E), Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase(MTHFR), Factor II, Factor V(Leiden), LDL-Particle Number(LDL-P), HDL-Particle Number (HDL-P), LDL-Size, Lipoprotein(a) or Lp(a), hs C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase(Lp-PLA2), aka PLAC, Homocysteine, Fibrinogen, and Insulin Resistance Score.

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