What is a Cardio IQ panel?
The Cardio IQ Panel measures your a variety of markers and lipid subfractions.
Why is a Cardio IQ panel important?
This panel directly measures your standard lipid panel in addition to your lipoprotein subfractions. LDL exists as small, dense molecules and large, buoyant ones and evidence suggests that more small particles greatly increase the risk of heart disease. This test also measures your Apolipoprotein B and Lipoprotein(a). This is a good test for people who are already on cholesterol lowering medications.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Cardio IQ Panel is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
An 8-12 hour fast is recommended before testing.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.