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DNA Cardiovascular Health Test

$349

Family history is important when assessing your risk of cardiovascular disease, because genes can influence your risk of a heart attack. Find out if you are at risk with the DNA Cardiovascular Health Test.

  • Includes genetic variants linked to lipid levels such as cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Understand your risk and make changes to protect your heart health

Collection method:  Buccal swab

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Detailed Description

Cardiovascular disease refers to a large spectrum of disorders, many of which involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels, leading to chest pain (angina), heart attacks and strokes.

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death amounting to over 30% of all deaths worldwide. Lifestyle choices, such as physical inactivity, unhealthy eating habits and smoking, can all increase the risk of heart problems. But there are also “hidden” factors (i.e. certain genetic variants) that can also predispose to heart attacks.

A simple mouth swab is all we need to find out whether you have inherited DNA changes that affect the health of your heart.

The Genetics

Many genetic variants are linked to cardiovascular disease. Some of these variants increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, while others have a protective effect.

Genes Analyzed in This Test

Gene(s) Tested

Effect

ANGPTL4, APOA5, FADS1, GALNT2, HNF4A, LIPG, MMAB

Reduced “good” HDL-cholesterol

CETP, LCAT, LIPC, LPL

Elevated “good” HDL-cholesterol

APOB, FADS1, LDLR, NCAN, PCSK9, SORT1, SUGP1

Reduced “bad” LDL-cholesterol

HMGCR, HNF1A, TRIB1

Elevated “bad” LDL-cholesterol

LPA

Elevated lipoprotein(a)

CRP, GCKR

Elevated C-reactive protein (CRP)

APOA5, FADS1, GALNT2, GCKR, NOS3, TRIB1

Elevated triglycerides

ANGPTL3, LPL, MLXIPL, NCAN

Reduced triglycerides

9p21

Decreased control of cell proliferation

Factors that Affect Your Cardiovascular Health
  • Cholesterol – A fat-like substance that is produced in our body and acquired from some foods. It is transported around the body in two kinds of lipoproteins – HDL and LDL. Reduced “good” HDL-cholesterol or excess “bad” LDL-cholesterol leads to cholesterol accumulation in the arteries, resulting in narrowed or blocked blood vessels.
  • Triglycerides – Obtained from the digestion and breakdown of fats in food. They make up the majority of fat deposits in the body. Excess triglycerides contribute to obesity and heart disease.
  • C-reactive protein (CRP) – A substance produced by the liver that increases during an inflammatory response. Elevated CRP levels can lead to heart disease.
  • Lipoprotein(a) – A type of lipoprotein similar to “bad” LDL. It is rich in cholesterol and excess levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

How It Works

Order your test

Choose the test that matches your need from our large array of tests. The kit will be delivered to your doorstep. There is no need to leave the comfort of your home.

Collect your sample

Register and activate your test. Collect your sample. Return your sample to our lab as soon as possible, using the prepaid envelope included in the kit.

Quality guarantee

Your sample will be tested as soon as it arrives in our lab. Your results will be available through our secure online platform.